Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Drought friendly gardens - some inspiration

I came across this article featured by House Beautiful Magazine which you may enjoy reading for inspiration?


Just in case the link only opens for club members who are on Facebook I have included a selection of the gardens highlighted.
Inspired to remove the grass from her own home’s yard, designer Karen Fabian replaced the lawn with low-water plants that reminded her of the landscaping at her family’s home in France. Plant selections include olive trees, lavender, and bougainvillea, mixed with gravel and decomposed granite used for walking surfaces.

A vast variety of texture, colour, shape, and height make this garden of cacti, succulents, and native plants visually arresting.

Located in a drought-plagued region of Australia, this dry garden, which according to Gardenista is only watered four times a year, is open to the public and features hundreds of various flowers, trees, and plants imported from climates with hot summers and mild winters.

This maximalist garden features a variety of architectural and sculptural plants placed in close proximity resulting in a layered and unique design. The mix of plant heights and shapes keeps the eye moving and the subtle variations in colour help create depth.

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