Kangaroo Paw

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment (0)
'Anigozanthos & Macropidia fuliginosa'

The colour and form of the kangaroo paw make them one of the most rewarding Australian native plants. 

The display is remarkable for the high standing flowers occuring in urban and coastal regions from late winter, spring through to summer. There are about 12 different species, the original varieties originate from Western Australia. 

If you don't have room in your garden to grow some Roo paws, you can grow them in pots or a beautiful display of cut flowers, so you can bring the colour of Australia into your home.

Pictured above; Black and Green Kangaroo Paw 'Macropidia fuliginosa'

Pictured above;  Red and Green Kangaroo Paw 'Anigozanthos manglesii'  The Floral emblem of western Australia.

Pictured above; Ink and Spindle are inspired by Australia's native flora and fauna textiles.
Spread the christmas joy with this table runner - Kangaroo Paw in Australian Red $ 88 by
Ink and Spindle.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment (0)

Weathering steel is popularly used for its rustic appearance in many landscapes and is also referred as rusted steel art - Garden edging & blades, planters, sculptural art & screens, fire pits and exterior facades. 

Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark CORT-TEN steel is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years.  

"Weathering" means that due to their chemical compositions, these steels exhibit increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steels. This is because the steel forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather. 

The corrosion-retarding effect of the protective layer is produced by the particular distribution and concentration of alloying elements in it. The layer protecting the surface develops and regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of the weather. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the 'protective' coating. 

Pictured above; Apartments, Venice Italy

Pictured above; Shop front - Melbourne, Australia  

Pictured above; A garden steel blade along side a foot bath

Pictured above; The garden that climbs the stairs - Bilbao, Spain 

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Outdoor Travels

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment (0)

It's always delightful to hear from our clients when they return from a trip. 

"Saw many lovely gardens like the one below, the Japanese Garden in Portland Oregon, while away but we think coming home to our garden is just perfect. Thank you"

Pictured above; Portland, Oregon USA. Portland's green spaces range from flower-filled parks to polished gardens to urban forests. 

Our clients home and garden feature in our project gallery - Merwether 

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Agave ocahui 'Blue Glow'

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 | Leave a Comment (0)

Garden designers like creating elements in the garden with striking plant species. 

Its hard to create a designer's garden, most nurseries grow on consumer demand and it is usually the common species we all know that are easily accessible and harder to source those more striking.

Agave ocahui 'Blue Glow' - is a statement in any garden.  

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