Friday, March 27, 2009

The Garden....

Todays post is about the landscaping for my house. This was included in the contract as all houses in the estate need to at least finish the front graden in order to get back the 5k bond from the developers. Believe me when I say that 5k has already been spent many times over!
So, this afternoon I met our young landscaper to once more go over the plans he drew and what he had 'in his head'. Can I just say, never before have I been so clueless, confused and so overwhelmed with all these decisions I needed to make. He had all these different coloured rocks, big ones that are going to be a feature, smaller rocks and 4 different coloured mulches. Which combination did I want???? Haha, how do I know, I think we just stood there for at least 15 mins both scratching our heads. He spoke about all the Australian natives he is going to put in and how the plants are going to be set out. I have no idea of the plant names but I know I am having Kangaroo paws right up to my front door with white pebbles and native grasses framing the driveway. I hour later, both of us still very confused, it all fell into place. I just said to him plant what you like just make sure it looks pretty and the plants attract the native birds. The pictures below are probably the best indication of the type of plantings I am having. I will say that I picked white granite boulders with very dark/black mulch to give the garden that striking colour difference, Plants are mainly silver, dark purple, red and yellow colours. I have no idea whats going to happen but for once I have to just sit back and trust him that it is going to look nice.




In this picture shows a native grass which is similar to what is going to be planted.

The following pictures I have no links so my apologies to the landscape companies I took these from. I Love this grass...I think its this one that will frame the driveway...


Rock gardens...








These are my granite rocks...I really like this look.
Update on house progress...The floor sander is trying to sand all our floors today but he was at the end of his patience when we rolled up. The poor guy was trying his best to do his job but made difficult as the tradies kept coming in and making a mess. Hopefully he will have peace and quite tomorrow as the first coat is suppose to go on. I can see the end now and I cant wait to move in and start a difference focus for this blog. The house is looking like a home, all new and sparkling (only because the windows have been cleaned LOL)
Mrs B

13 comments:

Lee said...

I bet the hour with the landscape designer will be repaid tenfold. It sounds as if you have chosen well for your garden - I can imagine that it will look lovely with the house. Have a great weekend! Lee :)

DesignTies said...

I'm clueless when it comes to gardening too. I tend to see a plant that I like, buy it, and then wonder where the heck I'm going to put it!!

I also have this thing about having to buy every purple flower I see!!

The money you spend on the landscaper will definitely be worth it. Looks like he's picked out some great plants for you :-) I love ornamental grasses :-)

Kelly

Pam Kersting said...

Hi, This is my first time here at your blog and I've already found a photograph from the Secret Gardens of Sydney that I used just today in my own blog. I have a modern house to and am a landscape architect. In my opinion, less is more with the modern house. Rather than design with a little this and a little that -- think in masses. Masses of vertical color versus horizontal and so forth. Work in a space for a featured something -- whether it be art or planter or fountain.

And/or you can also go in the opposite direction where your landscape is becomes a setting for the "art" in the garden which is your house!

Good luck and be sure to show some photographs of it when it is completed! Best wishes!

Meade Design Group said...

Christian Barnard needs to see this entry. He is a very talented landscape designer and good friend of mine.

Check his blog for ideas or his website for inspiration.

http://www.christianbarnard.ca/
http://christianbarnardblog.blogspot.com/

Brillante Home Decor said...

I am sure the garden will be superb, but you must be patient, it may take two years to be established. I love the use of Grasses, I had many in the past and when there is some breeze they dance with joy.

PL said...

Thank you for referencing my work (Peaceful Landscapes). These native grasses look fantastic on mass and also work well with contrasting grasses, in the garden in this photo i actually used dutch iris, which sounds like a strange choice but in the garden it works beautifully. Good luck with your garden.

Maria Killam said...

That kind of grass does look wonderful in a modern house!

Rachael said...

Sounds lovely - I'm sure the landscaper won't put anything in that will look horrible - they tend to be very protective of their gardens.

DesignTies said...

Sounds like your new garden/yard will not only be beautiful, it'll be easy maintenance... and that would be key for me!! I'm really looking forward to some during and after pics, Mrs. B!!
Victoria

A-M said...

Sounds like a dream garden Mrs B. It will thrive. I so wish natives suited my home design as I love them! You are so close now! A-M xx

Maria Killam said...

Hi Mrs. B. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I wish all my blogging friends lived in Vancouver :)

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