Garden Design in and around Brisbane
The term 'Garden Style' is a combination of themed arrangements of plants, landscape products and materials that reflect a gardens mood.
All home owners should understand the reasons for choosing a particular garden style. As a horticulturalist, it is my job to advise on the garden style that is best suited to your needs, your architecture and your environment. When I choose landscape plants they are selected on the basis of a preferred garden style. I consider many constraints and parameters imposed by the client, the site and the surrounding environment. Finally, I choose my selections based on plant vigor and performance.
The Australian Open Garden Scheme is a fantastic way to visit gardens in your area and is a unique opportunity to study garden design & style. It is also a great way to learn about plants, and how they are successfully used in horticulture. I am currently preparing a series of Garden Design Fact Sheets (downloadable PDF's) to illustrate the following garden styles that are represented in and around the Brisbane area.
Productive Organic Gardens - Quality NOT Quantity
Aim for one meal a week from your productive garden for a start, and then as your experience and skills improve extend your growing areas to include many different crops. Stock take and re-sow weekly to compensate your harvest. Always ensure that you plan, prepare and plant with the season, and rotationally fallow your cropping area in between.