Looking to create a drought tolerant garden full of vibrant life? There are a number of Australian native plants, as well as some exotics, that can survive on little water. Gardening in Australia can be tough; the driest continent on earth has only small parts of land that are able to support lush, green gardens like those we see in Europe. Many of the water-hungry plants that have traditionally been seen in our gardens are not really suitable for the dry conditions here. And with water restrictions set to stay, if you want to ensure a healthy garden, it's time to start thinking about drought resistant plants.
Gardeners and home landscapers often find themselves with bare spaces that need to be filled quickly to ensure the garden design doesn't look empty. For example, you might have removed a ragged old plant and the empty hole left behind is an eyesore. Or perhaps you want to screen an old fence, metal shed, or a utility area where you keep bins and garden equipment.