A History of Community Gardening (and Where it Stands Within Society Today) Community gardens can be wonderful places where locals can unite to grow plants (generally of the edible variety), share these plants with others, and connect with their community. In this article, we take a look at what a community garden is, where…Details
Pool design is currently going through a renaissance as pool owners look for a more refined, simple design. The days of flashy glass windows and swim-up bars are behind us. Situating a pool in the landscape should be one of the first factors considered when designing the space. Second to only the home itself, a…Details
Sharing a meal with friends on the back deck is quintessentially Australian. The use of timber as a building material is so common within our industry and for good reason. The versatility timber offers coupled with its natural warmth makes it a favourite of ours at Harrisons. Types of timber: Spotted Gum: One of…Details
The Neomarica gracilis gets it’s common name; Walking Iris due to the amazing method this plant self-propagates. As the gorgeous blue & white flowers appear, they become too heavy for the leaves to support. The leaves then fall to the ground with the flower still attached and take root creating a new plantlet. Given…Details
A plant we’re loving right now is the Agave ‘Blue Glow’. This stunning Agave grows to 60cm tall and wide, with wide green-blue leaves. Here’s why we love the Agave ‘Blue Glow’……… This drought tolerant plant looks great in a cluster of three and planted amongst shrubs with contrasting foliages & textures. It looks…Details
Creating texture in the garden Texture is what makes a planted garden great. By implementing a planting scheme with contrasting form, foliage and texture, one can create interest and dimension within the garden. Fortunately we are blessed with so many options to choose from. Why three is a magic number Whilst even numbers…Details
Creating a hardy coastal garden full of thriving plants needs careful consideration to ensure success. Fortunately there are plenty of wonderful species that thrive in harsh coastal conditions. Some of our favourites are: Westringia – Coastal Rosemary Cotton Lavender Agave Blue Glow Buxus Blue Chalk Sticks Raphiolepis indica Philodendron Xanadu Pennisetum …Details
A garden we designed & installed in Bondi was recently featured in InsideOut Magazine.
This small suburban backyard was nothing but a struggling Buffalo lawn and a beautiful mature Frangipani. You can check out the project here and make sure you buy a copy of InsideOut!
Photography by Natalie Hunfalvay.
It’s nothing new that succulents have taken the world by storm. Their no-fuss, low maintenance characteristics make them perfect for even the blackest of thumbs. When most people think of succulents they think of the smaller varieties such as the rosette shaped Echeveria or Senecios. But what if you’re looking for a larger succulent, something…Details