Russian sage, Verbena bonariensis, Mexican Feather grass, Miscanthus, purple and grey plant combination design by Giardino Segreto
Simple - grasses/Alliums, Lucy Redman School of Garden Design Garden - Love the purple (and the different form) with the grasses.
Those look like olive trees? Grasses and agaves -- a drought-tolerant alternative to lawn in hot, dry climates. Oehme Van Sweden drought tolerant demonstration garden with grasses and agave at Cornerstone.
Add trailing Rosemary, juniper or westringa glauca to corners of the property…
Anthony Paul Landscape Architecture - Great use of sunbleached timber decking & plant arrangement on a slope.
Low rainfall garden / Agave americana with its distinctive pointy leaves / the lime-green heads of Euphorbia / bold pink flower spires of sprawling Echium / Gazanias in foreground
Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect. For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page Australian House & Garden, May
Ironwork bird sculpture manages to look dainty amongst the kangaroo paws.