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Friday
Sep142012

Warm weather, garden dreaming

It is the end of the week and a girl's mind turns to gardening. Well this girl's does. As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, the leaves burst forth on the branches and long forgotten bulbs shot "surprise" as they pop out of the soil, my day dreams of a lush and lovely backyard may just come true. They would that is if I left them in the creative hands of Sydney-based Secret Gardens. Perhaps a bright yet shady backyard retreat like this first garden in Randwick? Or a more sophisticated and casually elegant garden that marries contemporary landscape with a traditional home in Kensington? Either would be perfect.

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Monday
Aug272012

Craving green

I look out at my garden and I see brown. A long dry winter without a hint of good rain and brutal frosts have seen my garden curl up its roots and almost give up. I cajole and threaten but spring is looking lorn at the new old house. For a little fantasy on a dry brown day I have turned to Sydney landscape designer Anthony Wyer. Verdant green and fantasy shapes. Cloud trees and bamboo, pools and spreading canopies of green. I close my eyes and all is beautiful and lush and green. Aaahhhhhh ......

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Thursday
Mar012012

Because I am really tired of winter...

...and because I love the design of this backyard. Jared of topsy design just completed decorating and landscaping this patio in the Hollywood Hills (where they get to enjoy decent weather all year round). Casual and vintage loveliness. 

Thursday
Nov032011

Jewel box garden

Formal hedges, luscious green. Like cut and polished precious emeralds. Sparkling pool, stone and tile. Manicured loveliness in suburban Hurstville, Sydney. A magnificent urban oasis by foremost Australian landscape designer Paul Bangay.

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Friday
May152009

Battersby Howat

I thought I'd end off the work week with a post similar to Jo's below, that is all about views. The Vancouver architecture, interior and landscape design firm of Battersby Howat knows how to take full advantage of views. Stunning!