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

Raised concrete beds frame the entertaining area at the rear of the house. Two fig trees (Ficus carica) provide fruit in late summer. A huge fruit salad plant (Monstera deliciosa) grows on the boundary wall, and a large bird of paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) provides year round foliage interest. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files.

Giant White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)

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A marble sculpture by John Edgar is framed by huge red bromeliads (Alcanterea imperialis ‘Rubra’) on one side, and the soft grey foliage of the felt plant (Kalanchoe spp) on the other. Photo by Daniel Shipp, production by Georgina Reid / The Planthunter for The Design Files.

The Sydney Garden of Jonathan West, Shauna Greyerbiehl and Family. Photo - Daniel Shipp

3 Top DIY Rain Barrel Ideas to Gather Water for Garden

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