An ornamental garden that uses nothing but rain and, barring cyclones, should cope with whatever the climate is likely to throw at us over the next fifty years.
The original plan for the front garden was to showcase water-wise ornamentals. When we realised that the drought meant we’d be getting occasional dumping rain and long periods with nothing useful, plans changed
The native and exotic ornamentals here are not merely water-wise, they are never watered.
Only the native hibiscus hedge needs to be watered weekly during dry spells – another myth exploded!
Video from a 2007 Gardening Australia Expo presentation