We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too, she says. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well! - Jolene's Gardening
This group of Italian terracotta pots are planted with a variety of plant material. Edible plants like lettuce, herbs and a small blueberry bush share the container with perennials and annual flowers. In a small garden space you really can plant a large variety of materials as long as the colour palette is harmonious.
‘Jester’ leucadendron is in the foreground. Behind it we see lavender and Aloe striata, and beyond that phormiums. On the right hand side are pink grevillea flowers followed by tall, stiff stalks of equisetum.