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 5 questions

michellebi wrote:
Large leaf plant - Would you be able to tell me what the larged leafe plant is called to the right of the urn down the back. I was wanting to see if they would suit being in a large pot as a feature plant. Thanks
   Comment   August 10, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
itsmarcelle
also known s bird of paradise - one of my favorites
December 14, 2013 at 4:15pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Kylie Bell
is there a plant similar to this that doesn't flower?
February 17, 2014 at 9:06pm   
Sign Up to comment
katespears wrote:
What's the name of the plant next to the deck hair? (There are 2 side by side) - By
   Comment   June 18, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Thanks Peta - that is correct.
July 11, 2013 at 7:25pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
marylehman13
The bromeliad is an Imperial Bromeliad
February 18, 2014 at 6:32pm   
Sign Up to comment
samtiki wrote:
What are the thinner spikey plants as the border?
   Comment   April 5, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
It is Liriope.
April 10, 2013 at 9:16pm     
Sign Up to comment
Jennifer Waldrop wrote:
Landscape - Can you tell me where the pot in back center came from?
   Comment   February 19, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
It is beautiful isn't it - this was our client's and she asked us to use it in the renovation of her garden.
February 19, 2013 at 3:08pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
bakersfieldn
Lowes sells it.
June 8, 2013 at 10:14pm   
Sign Up to comment
afeelion wrote:
plants? - anyone know what the cool spikey plants names are???
   Comment   July 20, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Secret Gardens
Do you mean the larger ones near the pot and behind the chair? If so they are Bromeliads.
July 20, 2012 at 8:33pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
eclecticeye
They are indeed "Imperial Bromeliads".
July 21, 2012 at 9:58am   
Sign Up to comment

What Houzz contributors are saying:

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

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Maria José Martins Mendes added this to webuser_46071's ideas
on Monday
Cantinho que me encanta!!!
jasbelle9078 added this to jasbelle9078's Ideas
on Monday
Pot
aems27 added this to aems27's ideas
on Monday
love garden, pots
rosiecohen added this to Landscape Ideas
on Monday
LOVE ALL THE PLANTS WITH BIG LEAVES !!! LOVE THE VIBE!
ninjabunny8 added this to Jungle Queen
last Friday
mixed heights
rmartorano added this to rmartorano's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Landscape
cushmanc added this to Plants-Yard-Garden
April 10, 2014
All of this
weiwuwei added this to weiwuwei's ideas
April 10, 2014
Big garden urn
anapoima added this to anapoima's ideas
April 9, 2014
Rinconcito
peaderpol added this to Patio Ideas
April 9, 2014
Foliage
potvin1 added this to potvin1's Ideas
April 8, 2014
Aimrr
bejcike added this to garden
April 7, 2014
imperial bromeliads
Las Salkey added this to Bedroom Ideas
April 6, 2014
MY SOLO GARDEN
akiwumi added this to akiwumi's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Landscaping variety of plants
Junita Joseph added this to junita_joseph's Ideas
April 4, 2014
mediterranean
batam added this to garden
April 3, 2014
Nice
cstraughn added this to cstraughn's Ideas
April 3, 2014
The big plants
tidmorc added this to tidmorc's ideas
April 3, 2014
Pretty, looks soooo relaxing
patriciaduncombe added this to patriciaduncombe's Ideas
April 3, 2014
Pots idea
katieskipsey added this to katieskipsey's ideas
April 2, 2014
beautiful landscaping w/ low water plants
emunyuki added this to emunyuki's Ideas
March 31, 2014
Thick bushy backyard
sianaa added this to sianaa's ideas
March 31, 2014
plants
kelieson added this to kelieson's ideas
March 31, 2014
Pots
Louise McBow added this to louise_mcbow's ideas
March 31, 2014
broms
frenchdecor added this to cottage
March 30, 2014
like empty big planters in semi-hidden places
paorienzi added this to paorienzi's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Plants
Paul Constable added this to Landscape Ideas
March 26, 2014
plants
mtaylor4491 added this to mtaylor4491's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Cactus plants
HS Cheema added this to hs_cheema's ideas
March 23, 2014
big leaf shrubs
ponchokennedy added this to ponchokennedy's Ideas
March 22, 2014
tropical
leegrunau added this to Landscape Ideas
March 18, 2014
fence
katerinageorgantas added this to katerinageorgantas's ideas
March 18, 2014
Re-do the outside garden
ecopacheco added this to ecopacheco's Favorites
March 18, 2014
beautiful imperialis brom
ampeg added this to ampeg's Ideas
March 18, 2014
Plantings
eriolloan added this to Mazet
March 17, 2014
patine de l'urne, plantes
susiesays2013 added this to small garden ideas
March 16, 2014
check out the chair too!
dozzie51 added this to dozzie51's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Bold planting in small area
mairimac added this to garden
March 10, 2014
Big pots
alexrudloff added this to Landscaping
March 10, 2014
relaxing, cool
mgsoto added this to Garden plants for waterfall
March 9, 2014
Tall pot
Kevin McLean added this to kevin_mclean's ideas
March 9, 2014
Imperial bromeliads
Annemarie Irwin added this to Landscape Ideas
March 9, 2014
tropical feel
shulihirsch added this to גינה
March 8, 2014
מור: אני זוכרת שאמרנו לא לגינות טרופיות אבל אני אוהבת את הצורות המוארכות של העלים. לא חייבים להיות אלו בדיוק. יש כאן בצד שלא ממש רואים עץ פיטנה. מאוד אוהבת. צריך שיהיה לפחות אחד כזה בגינה.
piscis18 added this to Garden & Lawn
March 6, 2014
giant bromeliad, bird of paradise
meredithc added this to Landscape
March 5, 2014
big palms
dh949 added this to exterior
March 5, 2014
plants
sammo_b4 added this to sammo_b4's ideas
March 5, 2014
simple outdoor relaxing chair
Declan Treacy added this to declan_treacy's Ideas
March 4, 2014
Front yard
thorpedo added this to Hauskandar
March 3, 2014
landscaping / pots
rmccoy added this to rmccoy's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Landscaping
lserranzana added this to EXTERIOR
March 1, 2014
Plants
diamonddez added this to outdoor landscape design
March 1, 2014
Plants
bushliving added this to Patio Ideas
February 25, 2014
Plants
Kelly Walshe added this to kelly_walshe's Ideas
February 22, 2014
Garden.
shiverb added this to Garden
February 21, 2014
green and lush
kato2eyes added this to kato2eyes's Ideas
February 19, 2014
Very good gardens
nical7511 added this to nical7511's ideas
February 19, 2014
Big leaf plants
jmf1142 added this to jmf1142's ideas
February 19, 2014
love this old pot
1rsl added this to 1rsl's Ideas
February 19, 2014
Big pots, big plants
palci added this to exterior colours
February 18, 2014
Outdoor
malanbzz added this to patio at Westlawn PSL
February 18, 2014
lush large leaves against a tropical backdrop
eleanorfletcher added this to Landscape
February 17, 2014
Pot
dwiskel added this to landscaping
February 17, 2014
love the large low plants
Lisandro Orellana added this to Exterior Ideas
February 17, 2014
Jarrones arcilla
lkeran added this to lkeran's ideas
February 16, 2014
Pathway
jacquesrobin added this to jacquesrobin's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Jardin
chensley96 added this to chensley96's ideas
February 16, 2014
pots
Paul Illmer added this to paul_illmer's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Big plants
lisaguillory added this to lisaguillory's Ideas
February 15, 2014
love
rnlg added this to Landscape Ideas
February 14, 2014
pot
fpoonawala added this to fpoonawala's Ideas
February 12, 2014
Tout door furnishing
callumfar added this to callumfar's Ideas
February 12, 2014
Works in zone 10 = la herredura
Mel Salvador added this to mel_salvador's ideas
February 10, 2014
All
otis1020 added this to backyard ideas
February 9, 2014
tropical plants
casbiandi added this to casbiandi's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Garden
Cherie Lowe added this to Exterior Ideas
February 9, 2014
Nice idea
artdepartment added this to tropical landscaping
February 8, 2014
deck chair
aries_2011 added this to landscape n exterior
February 7, 2014
love this corner
Jl Ces added this to Pathways Landscape
February 6, 2014
chair
Green Team Solutions added this to limbourg's Ideas
February 6, 2014
Tropical plants combined with modern architecture
Donna Cook added this to donna_cook3849's ideas
February 5, 2014
old pot as sculpture
4217281 added this to Manasota likes
February 2, 2014
Foliage
helenjj added this to plants
February 2, 2014
green/red plant net to chair
amdrea added this to PASEO DEL RÍO
February 2, 2014
Exterior
thedeandinos added this to British West Indies
February 2, 2014
Large urns
khalief added this to khalief's ideas
February 2, 2014
foliage
monicawallace added this to monicawallace's ideas
January 31, 2014
Big pot and greenery
cathpowell added this to cathpowell's Ideas
January 31, 2014
Garden
taniavegavega added this to Landscape Ideas
January 31, 2014
The big green bromeliads
tracey1974 added this to tracey1974's ideas
January 30, 2014
Large Leaf Plants
iparrilla15 added this to iparrilla15's Ideas
January 29, 2014
Nice combination of flooring and garden
rlboulland added this to rlboulland's Ideas
January 28, 2014
Can I come over?
meljase1 added this to scot and emily
January 27, 2014
Focal point??
Michelle Rauenzahn added this to Landscape
January 26, 2014
plants
Britt Wilson gardens added this to bigpileofdirt's ideas
January 26, 2014
All
Milay Viciedo-Duncan added this to Kids bathroom
January 24, 2014
Backyard
Anthea Rowan added this to Landscape Ideas
January 23, 2014
Plants
mandyzanne added this to Outdoor
January 22, 2014
Large pottery
pilch added this to pilch's ideas
January 22, 2014
plants
zaitunkhan added this to outdoors - pools, entertainment, gardens
January 22, 2014
garden
dmokeefe added this to 825 Johnston Dr Watchung NJ
January 21, 2014
Landscaping
phippomene added this to phippomene's ideas
January 20, 2014
Jardin
brado79 added this to brado79's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Garden
kriscassat added this to Landscape Ideas
January 19, 2014
Plant proportions, scale and variance.
Ma Angela Mirasol added this to webuser_54835's Ideas
January 18, 2014
Landscapes
mekalkwarf added this to yard 2014
January 17, 2014
tropical
gwiley2000 added this to gwiley2000's ideas
January 16, 2014
Nice use of pots
triciamadders added this to garden
January 14, 2014
garden
bisik added this to garden
January 11, 2014
tropical look
vintagehartford added this to Garden: Fountains + Landscaping
January 10, 2014
Lovely old urn
lilmrscook added this to outdoor living
January 9, 2014
These bromalades?
lewist46 added this to lewist46's ideas
January 9, 2014
shrubs
fleadd1 added this to fleadd1's ideas
January 9, 2014
Bromilliad
Emilia Hay added this to emilia_hay's Ideas
January 9, 2014
Paving and pots
Rachelle Dimock added this to rachelle_dimock's ideas
January 8, 2014
Everything!
sayito60 added this to sayito60's ideas
January 8, 2014
Plantas silla
conchiv added this to conchiv's ideas
January 8, 2014
plants
skk199 added this to skk199's Ideas
January 8, 2014
Plants and nook
spaden123 added this to spaden123's ideas
January 4, 2014
Large pot coloring
lizziesabina added this to pot plant ideas
January 4, 2014
i like the rustic pot
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
January 3, 2014
garden
naomig4699 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 3, 2014
tropical
Hybrid home added this to jenchemla's ideas
December 30, 2013
what is this big leafed plant?
Katie Crabtree added this to outside
December 29, 2013
Love the giant bromeliads
dsoledade added this to Backyard ideas
December 23, 2013
tropical look
amclennan added this to amclennan's Ideas
December 21, 2013
Landscaping
Jason Mcleod added this to jason_mcleod's Ideas
December 20, 2013
Plant structure
bacaloca added this to bacaloca's ideas
December 20, 2013
I like the clean lines of the compared to the curves of the pots and the lines of the natural greenery.
anaknew added this to tropical gardens
December 18, 2013
Garden
Mems My added this to mems_my's Ideas
December 17, 2013
modern
joycefaulkner added this to Joyce's Gardening Ideas
December 16, 2013
Very Pretty! This would look great at our Florida house!
tahnicogs added this to tahnicogs's ideas
December 16, 2013
Big pot in back left corner and make garden edge come around - not straight
mauracali added this to Patio
December 15, 2013
simple & tropical
julieeaves added this to julieeaves's ideas
December 11, 2013
Great landscape
Stéphane Turcot added this to NeXT House
December 10, 2013
Outdooring 1 contemporain
k121 added this to k121's ideas
December 10, 2013
front house area
Mary Holman added this to Mary94949's Beach House ideas
December 9, 2013
bromeliads in Sydney
lisawc1515 added this to lisawc1515's Ideas
December 9, 2013
Bigger pots for the yard
spestana added this to spestana's ideas
December 9, 2013
beautiful use of urns and foliage
mcartmer added this to mcartmer's Ideas
December 8, 2013
Plants. And pot
Marcel van Ommeren added this to marcel_vanommeren's Ideas
December 6, 2013
Nice garden idea
hstarlet added this to Landscaping
December 5, 2013
Lush Tropical Layers
Christelle Thomas added this to christelle_thomas's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Spa gard3
afreshpairofeyes added this to afreshpairofeyes's ideas
November 30, 2013
Garden
helenjj added this to Landscape Ideas
November 29, 2013
plants
samztime added this to samztime's ideas
November 28, 2013
love the small private oasis
clarkecon added this to clarkecon's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Tropical garden
design5872 added this to design5872's ideas
November 25, 2013
Landscaping
u012200 added this to u012200's Ideas
November 22, 2013
Plants
kamalcc added this to Roof/Outdoor
November 18, 2013
Vase
mshapiro73 added this to Fireplace ideas
November 18, 2013
bromeliads
jessswnz added this to jessswnz's Ideas
November 16, 2013
Front garden
yosegarrido added this to yosegarrido's ideas
November 15, 2013
Plantas
stefanie2780 added this to outdoor space
November 14, 2013
Landscape
hiyakt added this to hiyakt's ideas
November 11, 2013
Plantings
nomomojo added this to garden love
November 11, 2013
surfaces all at the same level
Ashok Kumar added this to ashok_kumar3596's ideas
November 11, 2013
Beautiful
gturns added this to gardens
November 9, 2013
Plants
sandymomof4 added this to Outdoor
November 9, 2013
Plants pots
perroboy added this to perroboy's Ideas
November 8, 2013
Backyard
bellemango added this to bellemango's Ideas
November 7, 2013
Tropical foliage
Joachim Design, PLLC added this to Premier Dermatology
November 5, 2013
Shows tropical bedding in smaller areas with concrete directly adjacent; potted accent plants are a good idea flanking the main entrance of your building.
gmedice added this to muy buenos color
November 4, 2013
Tropical o de sombra?
konalookforme added this to Landscaping
November 3, 2013
Love the choice of plants and the color of backdop
monicaschaefferc added this to jardines
November 3, 2013
Plantas
Mark Wright added this to garden
November 3, 2013
Broms
cbiggs added this to cbiggs's Favorites
November 2, 2013
Bromeliads
Portia Designs added this to Creston outdoor
October 28, 2013
potted plant. simple
corinne7526 added this to corinne7526's ideas
October 27, 2013
big broms
Susan Melville added this to Bedroom Ideas
October 27, 2013
plants
magalibermudez added this to magalibermudez's Ideas
October 27, 2013
lush planting
Rhonda Hawkes added this to rhonda_hawkes1794309's Ideas
October 25, 2013
Really like the giant plants at the front
inferiordesigner added this to Courtyard/Garden
October 22, 2013
plants
kikilala66 added this to kikilala66's ideas
October 21, 2013
lush
labradorannie added this to labradorannie's ideas
October 18, 2013
garden
claricesilva added this to claricesilva's Ideas
October 17, 2013
Tropical yard planting
alexaorsi added this to alexaorsi's garden ideas
October 17, 2013
bromeliads
On Common Ground Landscapes added this to gavmuir's ideas
October 16, 2013
Very slick design.
catcher0607 added this to 3092 porch/back deck
October 16, 2013
chair, large pots
curiouz added this to Landscape
October 16, 2013
Like the big, bold wide leaf plants.
kranski added this to kranski's Ideas
October 14, 2013
Plants
lex38 added this to Garden/landscape
October 11, 2013
Big antiquity looking pots
turboren added this to bedroom
October 7, 2013
Garden pots
dezryn added this to Landscape Ideas
October 5, 2013
Cow's grass..
lucian423 added this to Landscape Ideas
October 5, 2013
Flower pot accents
lucian423 added this to Patio Ideas
October 5, 2013
Patio slab extension with planter
kateboucher added this to Landscape Ideas
October 4, 2013
agave type plants for pool pots
semsav2 added this to semsav2's Ideas
October 4, 2013
Tropical
clarushka added this to clarushka's Ideas
October 4, 2013
Bromelia gigante
gilsane added this to gilsane's Ideas
October 3, 2013
Jardim
curryballard added this to curryballard's Ideas
October 1, 2013
Lush
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™