Thanks to the folks at Branch Out Nursery in North Ringwood, I was able to identify a couple of the more unusual flora seen. The aeonium was a non-flowering plant that I often saw in gardens. As a single specimen, they didn't rate a second glance but with a mass of heads, they have a certain beauty.
At times of seasonal activities, such as Halloween and Christmas, many temporary garden ornaments appear in front gardens. Christmas decorations range from a simple stick in the ground items to night time displays that could rival the Myer Christmas windows.