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August 10, 2013
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Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’ – ‘Brazilian Tree Fern’
Heliconia angustifolia ‘Red Christmas” - spear shaped leaves left of chair
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March 24, 2013
rlentfer wrote:
Love the deck. What type of timber / finish?
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Ironbark that has been left to go silver.
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August 14, 2012
big_ed wrote:
Please provide the name of the plants located just behind the ferns along the steps - The plants have large stem like leaves and orange and white flowers.
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They are Heliconia's
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sengkyi
They are more specifically Heliconia Angusta Red Christmas (cv Holiday). They flower here in Australia in the colder months, June - Sept, but around Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, hence their name.
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April 8, 2012
22cathy wrote:
what type of fern is on the right behind the taller Christmas fern
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missmel07
sorry, typo- strelitzia
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missme107 it is! well done!
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Erin Lang Norris added this to Out in the Yard: 10 Private Retreats
This low-slung, brightly striped chair is the perfect spot to sit back and relax with a good book. Although it's close to the house, the surrounding ferns offer a feeling of being in the middle of a dense forest. Tip: If you have a shady area of the yard, ferns are a great choice. Not only do they fill a lot of space, but they are also low maintenance and offer texture that's unique to the rest of the yard.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Tropical Garden Style
Ferns like these are ideal fillers in a tropical design. They not only add both structure and softness to the space, but the ferns will benefit from the shade provided by surrounding plants. Wooden steps to a beach chair overlooking the garden add a beachy touch to the scene.
Becky Harris added this to Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential
Let tropical foliage come right up to your small deck's edges. Squares composed of deck planks continue the transition from this space into the rest of the lush garden.More:Harvest the Beauty of a Patio Garden11 Inspirational Small PorchesContractor Tips: Build a Top-Notch Deck
Frank Organ added this to Dare to Go Gray in the Garden
These wooden steps, weathered to a silver-gray, rise through the bright-green Brazilian tree fern (Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’) and the red and white flower spikes of the Heliconia angustifolia ‘Red Christmas’.

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