Home' Scoop Homes and Art : SHAA 34 Spring 2012 Contents Finding the oasis
There’s a belief tropical-look gardens in WA are too fragile, b ut Deb
Taylor at Mondo Landscapes tells us lush can be hardy too.
Good plan t selectio n a nd professio n al landscape design can instil
su itable a nd appealing pla nt stru cture, form a nd position ing. These are
my favourite plan ts for year-ro u nd foliage interes t an d impact.
BEST IN SHOW
Con gratulation s to Matthew Daly at MJD Lan dscapes an d Design , the
first Western Austra lian lan dscape designer to compete and show i n
the prestigious Show Ga rdens competition at Melbou rne Intern ation al
Flower an d Garden Show 2012. His project received positive accolades
and the company earned a return invite to compete in 2013.
• PLUMERIA | Frangipanis
epitomise tropical themes. These
trees are of incomparable beauty
when in bloom and are one of the
indispensable jewels in the crown
of the tropical garden.
• HIBISCUS TILIACEAUS
‘RUBRA’ | With deep green
leaves suffused with bronzy red or
purplish hues, its hibiscus-shaped
flowers are pale to deep golden
yellow when they first open.
• CYCAS REVOLUTA | Its
symmetrical arrangement of stiff
fishbone-like fronds are slow
growing and highly valued for their
year-round architectural form.
• DRACAENA MARFINATA |
Another t ropical-ga rd en de signe r’s
dream, its sculptural contorted
trunk is laden with branches.
• HOWEA FORSTERIANA |
Heavy fro nds arch beautifully,
creating a graceful effect.
• RHOEO COMPACTA |
A great one for clumping rosettes
on very short stems of stiff, but
succulent and fleshy leaves, which
are shiny dark green above and a
deep purplish red beneath. Great
for borde rs and splash es of colour.
Weathering steel 3 panel “She-Oak” 3.2 x 1.2m
bio. filtered water features
custom designed art pieces
Phone 0430 534 451 for an onsite consultation
or email email@example.com
Bronze “lotus #1” 900 x 900mm
Weathering steel “Gum Flower” fence 8m x1.6m
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