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August 10, 2013
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itsmarcelle
also known s bird of paradise - one of my favorites
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Kylie Bell
is there a plant similar to this that doesn't flower?
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June 18, 2013
katespears wrote:
What's the name of the plant next to the deck hair? (There are 2 side by side) - By
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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.
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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
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April 5, 2013
samtiki wrote:
What are the thinner spikey plants as the border?
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It is Liriope.
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February 19, 2013
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Cuckoogarden
Can you tell me where the pot in back center came from?
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Try Terracotta Trading to source a similar pot...
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July 20, 2012
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Do you mean the larger ones near the pot and behind the chair? If so they are Bromeliads.
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eclecticeye
They are indeed "Imperial Bromeliads".
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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.

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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.
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