Secret Gardens
Landscape Architects & Designers
Secret Gardens of Sydney modern-landscape
 

Secret Gardens of Sydney

URL
http://www.secretgardens.com.au/avalon.html

This photo has 8 questions

October 26, 2014
ash1125 wrote:
Dr - Chic
0 Likes    1 Comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Thank you
0 Likes   November 9, 2014 at 3:56PM
Sign Up to comment
October 26, 2014
ash1125 wrote:
Dr - Chic
0 Likes    1 Comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Thank you
0 Likes   November 9, 2014 at 3:56PM
Sign Up to comment
October 26, 2014
ash1125 wrote:
Dr - Chic
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Thank you
0 Likes   November 9, 2014 at 3:56PM
Sign Up to comment
August 10, 2013
michellebi wrote:
0 Likes    3 Comments
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
itsmarcelle
also known s bird of paradise - one of my favorites
0 Likes   December 14, 2013 at 4:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kylie Bell
is there a plant similar to this that doesn't flower?
1 Like   February 17, 2014 at 9:06PM
Sign Up to comment
June 18, 2013
katespears wrote:
What's the name of the plant next to the deck hair? (There are 2 side by side) - By
0 Likes    6 Comments
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marylehman13
Actually, that may be a White Bird of Paradise. The Traveler's Palm has a wider leaf and grows 20 to 30 feet tall. The single stalk if kept trimmed looks like a huge fan. The White Bird is smaller in size if kept trimmed and puts out a white beautiful flower. Both are very similar to each other.
0 Likes   September 18, 2014 at 8:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Peta Walter
The strappy plants on the RHS of the urn are Strelitzia Nicolai or generally known as Giant Bird of Paradise. Hope that helps
0 Likes   September 18, 2014 at 11:01PM
Sign Up to comment
April 5, 2013
samtiki wrote:
What are the thinner spikey plants as the border?
0 Likes    1 Comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
It is Liriope.
2 Likes   April 10, 2013 at 9:16PM
Sign Up to comment
February 19, 2013
Jennifer Waldrop wrote:
0 Likes    4 Comments
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Cuckoogarden
Can you tell me where the pot in back center came from?
0 Likes   May 22, 2014 at 7:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Try Terracotta Trading to source a similar pot...
0 Likes   May 23, 2014 at 12:53AM
Sign Up to comment
July 20, 2012
afeelion wrote:
0 Likes    2 Comments
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Do you mean the larger ones near the pot and behind the chair? If so they are Bromeliads.
0 Likes   July 20, 2012 at 8:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
eclecticeye
They are indeed "Imperial Bromeliads".
0 Likes   July 21, 2012 at 9:58AM
Sign Up to comment

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Debra Prinzing added this to 8 Ways to Design an Alluring Backyard
8. Less is often much, much more. The word "uncluttered" comes to mind for this grassy nook. One Ali Baba–scale urn plus one simple, striped awning chair, and all of a sudden the space has a point of view.The urn feels permanent, anchoring the base of a tree trunk. The chair is less so, but that's part of its charm. Plunked down here for a moment, the chair turns a lush, tropical setting into a room — something to be visited and occupied, rather than just observed. (Imagine an outdoor dining table plus six chairs instead and you'll see what I mean. They would dominate the space, making it impossible to view the plantings). I like to imagine having this space all to myself, thank you very much!
Add an appropriately scaled architectural element. Large palm leaves and other tropical plants could eat up most garden statues like a Venus flytrap gobbles insects. This urn's simple shape does not distract from the shapes of the lush and exotic plants.
Where it will grow: Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 9 to 11) but resprouts in zone 7Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Partial to full sunMature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and wideSeasonal interest: Purple flowers in spring and summer, occasionally in fall and winterWhen to plant: Spring to fall
7. Plan a self-watering systemInstalling a self-watering system in the garden means that virtually no hosing is required, even during dry summer months. Adding irrigation can be set up during construction or later on – and to make your life even easier, make sure it includes a timer or automatic controller. Once this is all working smoothly, you’ll be amazed at how healthy your plants will be.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

paynlyn added this to Garden Thoughts
1 hour ago
These plants " Vriesea Imperalis" are such a large leaf plant they are perfect for windy areas.
keys gate realty added this to nangulo's ideas
2 hours ago
all the green
Myrose Elizarraras-Svoboda added this to Myrose Elizarraras-Svoboda's Ideas
last Saturday
Plants
geoghsu added this to geoghsu's Ideas
November 21, 2014
Tropical plants
kayelleeff added this to kayelleeff's Ideas
November 20, 2014
Bromeliads
stephcoulson added this to stephcoulson's ideas
November 19, 2014
bromeliad
Liz Buswell added this to liz_buswell's Ideas
November 18, 2014
Easy care garden
nessyba added this to landscape
November 17, 2014
Share area
demise added this to Pool Area
November 16, 2014
Plants
donnabeed added this to donnabeed's Ideas
November 15, 2014
Plants
louisao57 added this to louisao57's Ideas
November 13, 2014
Variety of plants
Ekaterina Kalashnikova added this to ekaterina_kalashnikova's Ideas
November 12, 2014
Bali
Sharon Quinn added this to Sharon Quinn's Ideas
November 8, 2014
Plants
kjaymes added this to Backyard Perimeter Planting
November 8, 2014
nice plants
Eduardo Leindecker added this to Barbara - Asian Tropical
November 7, 2014
Bromeliads Pots
MJMD Studio added this to Rahiser Residence
November 6, 2014
Great subtropical plant palette.
Morreen Anglin added this to Morreen Anglin's Ideas
November 5, 2014
Garden ideas..
galangal added this to backyard
November 5, 2014
tropical feel
cleo1965 added this to baker street
November 4, 2014
garden plants
Nadia Najjar added this to nadia_najjar's Ideas
November 4, 2014
BIG POTS FOR BALI GARDEN
Larissa Tayles added this to Garden
November 4, 2014
Pot, chair
kerrylupton added this to Garden
November 4, 2014
Urn, plants
Jennifer Lund added this to Exterior Ideas
November 4, 2014
bromeliads for sideway. Maybe add grass
Catherine Douglas added this to catherine_douglas4498869's ideas
November 4, 2014
garden
donna2107 added this to Outdoor Living
November 2, 2014
Sub-tropical plants
luciarcantu added this to luciarcantu's Ideas
November 2, 2014
McAllen
tj1977 added this to Kapalga ideas
October 29, 2014
The layering of different scaled plants could work well in my boring front garden which is empty of understorey
yarnos added this to landscape
October 29, 2014
plants near the chair
Leonie Hawkins added this to leonie_hawkins's Ideas
October 28, 2014
garden idea with bromilaids
nellamari added this to nellamari's ideas
October 28, 2014
the greenery
Regina Hollings added this to Regina Hollings's Ideas
October 27, 2014
Plants
Cissie Lothian added this to Trost Cabana
October 26, 2014
Plant
benamy26 added this to benamy26's ideas
October 26, 2014
pot
nataliauran added this to nataliauran's Ideas
October 25, 2014
Subtropical paradise
mcartmer added this to Landscape
October 25, 2014
Plants
veraute added this to veraute's ideas
October 25, 2014
Front pot
pilarg added this to herkimer
October 25, 2014
Backyard
webbers added this to external
October 25, 2014
Garden
Ana Patricia Gonzalez added this to anapatricia_gonzalez's Ideas
October 24, 2014
Tipos de plantas
silmarilly added this to silmarilly's Ideas
October 24, 2014
leafy tropical garden
johana68 added this to johana68's Ideas
October 24, 2014
Landscape
jbastien1 added this to jbastien1's Ideas
October 24, 2014
Cool plant
ecastellanos added this to Landscaping
October 24, 2014
Like with out chair
benson00 added this to benson00's Ideas
October 24, 2014
Love the succulents
House Couture added this to Garden ideas
October 23, 2014
I love the plants used
caj3 added this to caj3's Ideas
October 21, 2014
Bromeliads
Tamara Wakeman added this to tamara_wakeman's ideas
October 19, 2014
Subtropical garden.
momo67 added this to momo67's ideas
October 19, 2014
plants
dbow2618 added this to dbow2618's ideas
October 18, 2014
Large urn
janetallen01 added this to janetallen01's ideas
October 16, 2014
like the composition with large leaf plant - banana?
Tami Larkins added this to Wilde Yaupon
October 15, 2014
Imperial Bromeliad
stylecompile added this to Tropical Landscape Design
October 13, 2014
Lush Sub-tropical garden
sitarih added this to Jakarta House
October 12, 2014
Tropical plants & large pot mix
Stephanie Rios added this to stephanie_rios's ideas
October 11, 2014
Big plant
kellilundberg added this to frangipani
October 10, 2014
Vriesea imperalis
copidopara added this to copidopara's Ideas
October 9, 2014
Rol
Natasha Vlahakis added this to Garden
October 9, 2014
Bromeliad - Alcantarea Rubra (imperial Bromeliads) Giant Bird of Paradise
mihatfield added this to mihatfield's Ideas
October 7, 2014
Plants
frenchieloren added this to frenchieloren's ideas
October 4, 2014
Nice landscaping
janeo6 added this to Subtropical Garden ideas
October 2, 2014
Garden
hirone added this to hirone's Ideas
October 2, 2014
Serenity garden
adalitza added this to adalitza's Ideas
October 2, 2014
Este será?
regiapereira added this to plants
October 1, 2014
pots
Regina Needham added this to Regina Needham's Ideas
October 1, 2014
Love the pot
mike305mia added this to landscaping
October 1, 2014
Nice
lindagordon05443 added this to outdoors
September 29, 2014
Plants
kevinryan58 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 28, 2014
pots
dubykat added this to Plants
September 28, 2014
heaven in the side yard - I could really enjoy this
Sally Herdegen added this to garden
September 28, 2014
lush
jkriz added this to My dream garden
September 28, 2014
Lots of green all around
jnce added this to jnce's Ideas
September 28, 2014
Pots plants
seftus23 added this to seftus23's Ideas
September 28, 2014
Pool
nevanet added this to GARDENS
September 28, 2014
Big pots. Big plants.
joeblack1 added this to Garden images
September 27, 2014
image shows defined lawn, hard structures with less structured planting.
Igor Sviridyuk added this to Igor Sviridyuk's Ideas
September 27, 2014
The greenery.
chrisnurse added this to chrisnurse's Ideas
September 27, 2014
Plants
leakeypipe added this to leakeypipe's Ideas
September 27, 2014
The plants
blarsibneous added this to blarsibneous's Ideas
September 26, 2014
Tropical hialeah garden
johngardiner added this to Landscape Ideas
September 25, 2014
Large plants & pots
Rachel Tuck added this to Property Styling
September 25, 2014
Vriesea imperalis
chizzonite added this to Costa Rica Home
September 25, 2014
Tropical plants
dmokeefe added this to Outdoor/Patio
September 25, 2014
Landscaping
Stap brothers lawn and landscape company added this to Arbor with hardscape
September 24, 2014
bromeliads
lewiskeenan13 added this to lewiskeenan13's Ideas
September 24, 2014
Plants
Marcus Xavier added this to Guest Villas
September 23, 2014
garden and fencing
seaggs added this to seaggs's Ideas
September 22, 2014
Plants
grimesdawn added this to grimesdawn's Ideas
September 21, 2014
Serenity
janeo6 added this to janeo6's Ideas
September 21, 2014
Tropical garden
ydbaby_123 added this to garden
September 21, 2014
plants
sandrahurley added this to sandrahurley's Ideas
September 21, 2014
Love the tropical look
Amanda added this to Outdoors
September 21, 2014
Big rustic pot. Tropical garden.
helenveness added this to helenveness's ideas
September 20, 2014
wherevernext added this to Garden
September 20, 2014
paving stones, bromeliads, large urn, colourful modern deckchair
exteriors2 added this to gardens
September 20, 2014
4. Bromeliads There are many many types of bromeliads; some that can cope with lots of sun, others that prefer a bit of shade, and there are even bromeliads that will tolerate light frosts. They vary hugely in colour and size ranging from tiny tillandsia to giant forms such as the Vriesea imperialis (pictured above to the left of the brown pot and the chair). Bromeliads are grown for both foliage and flowers, and both can be spectacular. Easy to grow, they don’t even require soil, just bark pebbles or similar to anchor the roots. MAINTENANCE: Keep the ‘vase’ or ‘urn’ found in the centre of the bromeliads topped up with water in dry periods and feed them with an organic foliar spray.
osciethedog added this to osciethedog's ideas
September 20, 2014
Gorgeous tropical plants and mixed up with pots
elizb2000 added this to elizb2000's ideas
September 20, 2014
Landscape
Robert Boden Design Pty Ltd added this to planting
September 20, 2014
Sub tropical foliage, large leaves.
maphanga added this to maphanga's Ideas
September 19, 2014
Gardening
helenfox added this to Landscapes
September 19, 2014
LayeringA good planting scheme is a layered composition, with each element dependant on each other for support and visual contrast. This Sydney garden is a beautifully composed example of balanced layering. The Tiger Grass, Giant Bird of Paradise and frangipani work well with the Imperial Bromeliad and Liriope, as well as the urn and sling chair, to create an engaging and inviting subtropical garden.
pipi_ski added this to pipi_ski's Ideas
September 17, 2014
Garden theme
Carol Barre added this to carol_barre's ideas
September 17, 2014
yard
Shubhi Kukreti added this to shubhi_kukreti's Ideas
September 17, 2014
Pots
gillipoo added this to gillipoo's ideas
September 16, 2014
relaxing garden wow!
shawnmfigueroa added this to shawnmfigueroa's Ideas
September 16, 2014
Backyard patio concept
designsbydiana added this to Tropical Gardens
September 16, 2014
Farther back in the yard at Marlamoor
Michelle Aslin added this to michelle_aslin's ideas
September 16, 2014
Plants
consalvi added this to consalvi's ideas
September 14, 2014
plantings
mikad added this to Landscape Ideas
September 14, 2014
imperial bromeliads
clasique added this to cooper
September 14, 2014
garden
ss162995 added this to ss162995's ideas
September 14, 2014
Plants
timip added this to timip's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Everything - the broms
hanspaula added this to Garden
September 13, 2014
grasses in flower beds
imogen_caitlyn added this to imogen_caitlyn's Ideas
September 13, 2014
Trees
swampthing88 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 13, 2014
plant selection
Tracey McPhee added this to tracey_mcphee's Ideas
September 13, 2014
Garden natives
squidshell added this to squidshell's ideas
September 13, 2014
entry ideas
jenandmikeharris added this to jenandmikeharris's Ideas
September 11, 2014
Nice
cbarker2040 added this to cbarker2040's Ideas
September 9, 2014
Choice of plants and overall design
craigbolland added this to Garden ideas
September 8, 2014
layering
5699trowbridge added this to 5699trowbridge's Ideas
September 8, 2014
Pot
avbolbas added this to avbolbas's Ideas
September 7, 2014
Привет
fannyestrada added this to out
September 7, 2014
jardin
cucinamadeline added this to landcaping
September 7, 2014
beautiful tropical feels. Lovely use of large scale pots
vturrisi added this to Gardens
September 6, 2014
Tropical
rberri added this to Landscape Ideas
September 6, 2014
Broms.....
Rachel Tuck added this to Back Yard
September 6, 2014
strappy plants
clarec added this to clarec's Favorites
September 5, 2014
Garden pot
smailpro added this to smailpro's ideas
September 4, 2014
it gives private feeling
eyeline34 added this to eyeline34's Ideas
September 4, 2014
Tropical plants
diannedewsbery added this to diannedewsbery's ideas
September 3, 2014
,
margareta11 added this to outdoor
September 3, 2014
Vaza
auscoast added this to bathroom tiles
September 2, 2014
bromeliads vriesea shade plants
Jo-Liz Cameron added this to webuser_7687502's ideas
September 1, 2014
Garden
forteho added this to front yard
September 1, 2014
Bromliades
mansfield84 added this to mansfield84's Ideas
September 1, 2014
Plant
tango333 added this to tango333's ideas
September 1, 2014
low maintenance and looks peaceful
chappas2 added this to chappas2's ideas
August 31, 2014
pots, thick and thin leaved bush/grass combo
wosabi added this to Plants
August 30, 2014
Bromeliad
mags340 added this to mags340's Ideas
August 30, 2014
Containers
Annabel E added this to outside
August 28, 2014
Tropical look
gigi0801 added this to outdoor garden
August 27, 2014
large scale plants
Carol Timbs added this to carol_timbs's ideas
August 27, 2014
Front garden
sdsfsgsdddfdf added this to sdsfsgsdddfdf's ideas
August 26, 2014
garden
gfinden added this to gfinden's Ideas
August 26, 2014
Pots of bromeliads
sherry8888 added this to sherry8888's Ideas
August 25, 2014
Garden
tburke424 added this to tburke424's Ideas
August 23, 2014
Pot
deveneym added this to deveneym's Ideas
August 20, 2014
Large plants
megockleshaw added this to megockleshaw's Ideas
August 16, 2014
Garden
Marjan Mau Asam added this to webuser_306830's Ideas
August 15, 2014
Pots
loffhagen added this to loffhagen's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Garden intimacy
tinakirby added this to side turf, pergola, and bbq area
August 11, 2014
giant bird of paradise and grasses
denisecowan added this to denisecowan's Ideas
August 9, 2014
Gardens
cjackson12 added this to cjackson12's ideas
August 9, 2014
Tagged plant
meghancalhoun added this to 1063 termino
August 8, 2014
Palms
pamfritz added this to pamfritz's Ideas
August 5, 2014
Peaceful
kharas101 added this to garden
August 5, 2014
Borders
haleybadger added this to haleybadger's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Plant
cequiminteresse added this to cequiminteresse's Ideas
August 3, 2014
J'aime les gros vases anciens
ja48pj added this to ja48pj's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Like the pots
lboroditsky added this to lboroditsky's ideas
July 30, 2014
I like the different elements. The idea of putting a bench or big chair as a reading area seems cool!
lizt2 added this to Gardening
July 29, 2014
large urn
lacy100 added this to coastal tropical courtyard
July 26, 2014
I like how there's a walkway, grass and tropical plants.
Katie Crofts added this to Landscape Ideas
July 21, 2014
Large rustic pots outside
doxyma2 added this to Beach Garden
July 21, 2014
Hard scape, urn
oblate added this to oblate's Ideas
July 21, 2014
Plants
Trisha Wallace added this to yard
July 12, 2014
bromeliad
Ilaria Lombardi Stuart added this to ilaria_lombardistuart's Ideas
July 12, 2014
Garden
rhgahan added this to Andberg
July 11, 2014
Beautiful bromeliads!
gpieroni added this to gpieroni's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Pots and plants
Olia Evdokimova added this to Serafina house remodel
July 5, 2014
Plants
Becca Shelton added this to becca_shelton's Ideas
July 4, 2014
Plants
Lachlan Mulcahy added this to Landscape Ideas
July 4, 2014
Paving/concrete style with darker textural pot and tropical plants
boucephales added this to backyard
June 30, 2014
Planting
pjduke92656 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 29, 2014
I Ike the (large) scale of the plantings
inuroshi added this to backyards
June 27, 2014
pots
terasah added this to Landscape Ideas
June 25, 2014
Like palms on right
Kristi Craft added this to Landscape
June 24, 2014
Green. Border plants
ann3706 added this to gardening
June 23, 2014
Simple, uncluttered nook
Jewl Pascua added this to jewl_pascua's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Outdoor plant tropical
sylkaiser1 added this to sylkaiser1's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Plant
Anita Chevalier added this to anita_chevalier's Ideas
June 21, 2014
Single focal point. Big URN!
abelli added this to abelli's ideas
June 19, 2014
Planta
Lilliam Damaris Lopez Diaz added this to lilliamdamaris_lopezdiaz's ideas
June 16, 2014
patio
Page added this to 24 Jaguar Drive, Bundall
June 15, 2014
type of planting around house, including front gate house
juliefsiler added this to juliefsiler's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Tropical
degrees added this to backyards
June 14, 2014
Tropical plants and feel
peatrepeat added this to peatrepeat's ideas
June 12, 2014
Design
barbaramarietta added this to barbaramarietta's ideas
June 12, 2014
Pots and foilage
cheusel added this to Landscaping Ideas
June 11, 2014
Pots
ivasle added this to Roony
June 10, 2014
bromelias
gayle257 added this to Tropical Garden
June 10, 2014
concrete plus grass--and private
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™