Vivid drought tolerant plantings . Grace Design Associates

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus)

Melinda and Simon landscaped the garden themselves. The teak doors were picked up in Java while on a furniture-buying trip. “We knew they would make a fabulous feature in our garden,” says Melinda. “It was well worth the effort to get them here.”

Melinda and Simon landscaped the garden themselves. The teak doors were picked up in Java while on a furniture-buying trip. “We knew they would make a fabulous feature in our garden,” says Melinda. “It was well worth the effort to get them here.

Designed by Christopher Owen Landscape Design. Silver Medal winning garden 'Tread Lightly' at the Australian Garden Show Sydney.

Fire pit patio - use it solo or share with friends. Designed by Christopher Owen Landscape Design. Silver Medal winning garden 'Tread Lightly' at the Australian Garden Show Sydney.

Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current!

Leucophyta brownii - silver cushion bush. Australian native.

Leucophyta brownii, the silver cushion bush. an Australian native and excellent drought-resistant ground cover

Australian garden designer Michael Cooke's house entry is framed by lush mixed plantings of Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa), grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp), massed aloes (Aloe spp.) and more. Photographed by Daniel Shipp. via The Design Files

The house entry is framed by lush mixed plantings of Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa), grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp), massed aloes (Aloe spp. Photo – Daniel Shipp for The Design Files.

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