When my daughter and her husband bought their first house from friends last year they inherited a very beautiful cottage garden which was unusual to have in the harsh climate of NW Queensland where the summer temperatures are often over 40C (104F). While beautiful it is also very time consuming to maintain for a family with small children not to mention water guzzling in such a dry area. I suggested that they replace some of the roses etc. with succulents like we have growing here. So I took some photos of them today and they can have a look and see if they like any of the varieties we have. I have no idea what the names of the majority of these plants are by the way. They have just 'appeared' over the years :-)
I do know this is a Kalanchoe which in the not too distant future will hopefully look....
...like this once again. This was a Mother's Day gift from last year.
This succulent is actually a yellow colour and is like a larger version of the Jelly Bean plant...
...which features in this photo. It grow likes topsy here.
As you can see these succulents are growing prolifically and most of them survive the winter frosts.
I rarely water them and they survive quite well in our cool temperate climate. A couple of them that are frost tender are grown in pots and put under cover in winter and that keeps them happy. I think they would be well suited to the harsh dry conditions of the North West of our state. What do you think?