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michellebi wrote:
Plants - Would you be able to tell me the name of the ferns near the deck and also the name of the tall plant with spear like leaves to the left of the chair. Thankyou
   Comment   August 10, 2013
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Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’ – ‘Brazilian Tree Fern’
Heliconia angustifolia ‘Red Christmas” - spear shaped leaves left of chair
August 18, 2013 at 6:10pm     
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rlentfer wrote:
Love the deck. What type of timber / finish?
   Comment   March 24, 2013
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Ironbark that has been left to go silver.
April 10, 2013 at 9:07pm     
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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.
     Comment   August 14, 2012
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They are Heliconia's
August 20, 2012 at 8:17pm   
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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.
January 24, 2013 at 3:46am   
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22cathy wrote:
what type of fern is on the right behind the taller Christmas fern
   Comment   April 8, 2012
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Hello. The plant at the front is Blackman, looks like Christmas fern but is a different plant. do you mean the tall plant at the very back on the right?
April 16, 2012 at 5:50pm   
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Kylie Bell like to know what the tall big leaf plant is at the top right if the picture...thanx
February 17, 2014 at 8:56pm   
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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

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Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’ – ‘Brazilian Tree Fern’ Heliconia angustifolia ‘Red Christmas” - spear shaped leaves left of chair
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Heliconia Angusta Red Christmas
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