This homeowner has planted or grown from seed 20 or so varieties of the Proteaceae Family (proteas, Leucaspermum,"Pins", and Leucodendrons). These are amazing flowering shrubs native to South Africa!
This drought resistant garden was designed with a grey/purple theme and is planted with mostly California native plants from Native Sons, Armstrongs and other far-flung nurseries. Everything was (and continues to be!) done by the homeowner. They were inspired by an article in the Home section of the newspaper and built the garden over the course of six months.
The garden has various kinds of sages and manzanitas, and several fijoa plants that fruit. It is anchored by an olive tree and has several ornamental plum, Australian tea trees and three melaleucas.