HarrisdaleContemporary Deck, Perth

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trinems wrote:Mar 19, 2013
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    Tim Davies Landscaping | Perth
    The deck is spotted gum. The planters are rendered masonry and were installed by the builder of the home Webb Brown & Neaves
  • Nicola Paull
    Well done. Brilliant planting for space usage. I bet the owners love this low maintenace deck
becward99 wrote:Jul 26, 2014
natalie676 wrote:Apr 21, 2014

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laurendunec
Lauren Dunec Design added this to 12 Ways to Fill Your Built-In PlanterApr 12, 2017

10. Low-maintenance. Depending on their placement, built-in planters can be more difficult to access than other areas of the garden. Choosing no-fuss plants like sculptural agaves and evergreen shrubs can cut down on maintenance without compromising style. In this Perth, Australia, backyard, a simple planting of foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) in front and ‘Spring Bouquet’ laurustinus (Viburnum tinus ‘Spring Bouquet’) echoes the clean lines of the decking and built-in seating area, and neither plant requires much care to look good.

frankorgan
Frank Organ added this to Mondrian Lives On in Modern Garden DesignMar 6, 2014

In smaller garden designs we can also see the influence of the artist. As in the previous garden, blocks of plantings in rectangular beds create flat planes that are demarcated by noncolor masonry dividing walls here.

frankorgan
Frank Organ added this to How to Design a Calming Minimalist GardenSep 13, 2013

Create garden harmony and unity by including numerous types of plants all in the same color, but with different shades and tones. Colors favored by designers include neutral grays and blacks, but some prefer more dominant colors, such as acid green, to contrast the neutral coloring of the hardscaping.Suggestions for monochromatic plantings:Black: Phormium 'Platt's Black', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Phyllostachys nigraGray: Perovskia 'Blue Spire', Santolina chamaecyparissus, Artemesia 'Powis Castle'Acid green: Euphorbia schillingii, Euphorbia polychroma, Alchemilla mollisSee more plants with gray and acid-green foliage.

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Frank Organ added this to How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden BordersJan 25, 2013

Contemporary Hedging PlantsSucculents. We see in this beautiful contemporary design how hedging has become an integral component of the design, adding mass as well as color and texture. I know that many people would not consider the glaucous agave planting as a hedge, but it does come within the definition of a hedge being a row of linear plantings.

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Robyn added this to GardenJul 11, 2019

Keep it simple Reducing the number of materials and plants in a small garden makes it feel spacious and uncluttered. The decking timber above is also used for seating for a clean, minimalist look that works well with the architecture. Block planting of agaves and a low green hedge continue that idea. The organic form of the frangipani tree in the foreground is a clever contrast to all the straight lines and also lets in winter sun.

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