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. Photographed by Daniel Shipp. via The Design Files
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.
The word that best describes time spent in this beach country cottage is simplicity. Very much in keeping with the cottage’s nature surroundings and the ever-present sound of the sea. Read moreLiving the Simple Life in a Modest Beach Country Cottage