Weathered stone and concrete combined with timber is a great basic palette for a coastal look.
Ornamental grasses like Lomandra 'Tanika' provide drama in a garden when they sway in the wind.
Senecio serpens adds a great color tone to a green garden. The shapes of the plant add interest to a garden space.
Texture is always important, so try contrasting gravels with natural stone flooring and then edge it with Senecio.
The backdrop of weathered timber fencing for coastal plantings builds a dramatic coastal feel.
Olive trees frame the entrance to this house. They are a hardy tree able to manage most conditions, and the glaucous and gray tones add contrast to other plants.
Stone feature walls are striking in a barren location and help set off new plantings.
The combination of earthy materials and resilient plants provides an intriguing entrance to this house.
A great Australian native, Banksia can add color to a coastal garden, providing warm summer hues and flowers all year around.
Trailing succulents are a great way to soften the edges of pathways and paved areas. Mulch around them with gravel for added effect.
The texture of grasses is an important contrast against other plant foliage.
Not only do fine-leaved plants withstand heavy coastal winds, but they look great when mass planted adjacent to other fine-leaved plants.
Plants can be aranged to give a dry-creekbed appearance, highlighting arid coastal conditions.