It's not only flowers that are attractive as many non-flowering plants fit that category. Leucadendron bushes are particularly attractive with their tulip-like uppermost leaves almost translucent red when backlit on a sunny day. Almost dull by comparison are pig's ears, a blue-grey succulent, a native of South Africa, although they do produce tall stalks of flowers.
Surprisingly very few garden ornaments were seen which sometimes can be as interesting as the flowers. The only one of note I saw was a couple of little monsters. Hard rubbish collections seem to be almost continuous and everything seems to find its way to the nature strip, even the kitchen sink.