Landscape designer Alan Fisher says, "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 135, Australian House  Garden, May 2013)

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

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss. Get this for the front garden. Will it grow over the gravel?

Beautiful coastal gardens  can be created with attractive, salt and drought tolerant plants. Here we have planted Echiums, olives and native Australian grasses. For more garden ideas and inspiration see: http://www.diggers.com.au/about-us/garden-ideas.aspx

Beautiful coastal gardens can be created with attractive, salt and drought tolerant plants. Here we have planted Echiums, olives and native Australian grasses.

Hakea cinerea - Ashy-leaved Hakea, Ashy Hakea - © All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images

Hakea cinerea ( Ashy-leaved Hakea) is a species of shrub in the Proteaceae family. It is native to Australia, like all of the 150 species in the genus. Specifically, it is endemic to Western Australia,

NAFRAY® is a compact drought tolerant Pennisetum | Ornamental Native Australian Grass approx 60cm round. Non invasive.

Native Australian (double check as there are international versions too). NAFRAY® Pennisetum's showy, feathery flower plumes appear from summer to autumn

Casuarina glauca prostrate spilling over the side of a retaining wall - Mallee Designs.

Let's have hanging plants partially covering retaining walls. Also, use for upstairs balcony wall. Casuarina Glauca "Cousin It" Cousin It is a groundcover form of the tough, hardy Australian native sheoak.

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