karrinyup courtyardsContemporary Garden, Perth
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Green screensUsing vegetation as a shield can be a wonderful way to boost the privacy of your home while also beautifying your space.
Indoor/outdoor flowThrowing open doors and windows, and inviting warm breezes to flow through, is one of the joys of life in the subtropics. The lines between inside and out are often blurred and access between the two seamless. The glass walls of this living room slides back to allow full enjoyment and interaction with the stunning garden. Connections are important when planning outdoor living spaces. Ask yourself how the space will be accessed, used, travelled through, viewed, and then design accordingly.See more ways to connect your indoor and outdoor areas
You’ll love it if… Asian resorts are your favourite holiday destinations, you prefer informal gardens, you want an outdoor space that is green and restful and you adore plants with dramatic foliage and bold colours.Difficulty ranking: Once established subtropical garden styles are easy to maintain with most of the maintenance involving feeding and watering. You’ll also need to ensure plants are kept under control with regular cutting back as those best suited to Balinese gardens grow very quickly in the right conditions.Key plants: bamboo, palms, elephant’s ear (Alocasia), gingers, canna and other lush-leaved plants including frangipani, bougainvillea, hibiscus and Vireya rhododendrons.
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Create a tropical and private paradise Let the tropics inspire you and create an outside oasis full of bamboo, ferns and yucca plants. These types of plants are ideal for smaller gardens, as the lush foliage grows quickly and gives much-needed privacy in often-overlooked city gardens.