Friday, February 10, 2012

Upper Plain Garden revisited - literally!

Wow - went on a tour of inspection of the VERY best garden in Upper Plain yesterday. Certainly the VERY keenest gardener you ever did see! My lovely client has been transformed into a gardener extroadinaire. Soon I will have to employ HER to give ME planting advice. Fancy that!

Echinacea with daisies, Convolvulus (mauve) and
gazanias, amongst the citrus in the fire pit garden

The chequerboard paving links the grey concrete (around house), with the pale
crushed limestone paths. This is the view past Versailles, out to the potager.
By the way - we called it Versailles as a tongue-in-cheek joke, as the style is loosely
based on those we had both seen at the real Versailles, France!

Versailles, showing the path around the back edged with yellow irises

Versailles in full exhuberance, with purple Verbena bonariense a highlight.

Convolulus mauritanicus and C. cneorum silver foliage

Out the front, Pittosporum balls edge this garden, with mostly NZ native plants within.
 This is one of my designs, which I am very proud of. Check out the updated page over there on the right hand column labelled Stunning Upper Plain Garden. Go on. What are you waiting for??

1 comment:

  1. You can just tell this is a garden which is loved. It has that thriving, well tended look about it. I love the idea of having a whole area of mostly local plants, too. And curving paths...well they get me every time! Virginia x