A very popular ornamental shrub commonly known as Buxus or Boxwood and often grown as a border plant, trimmed to keep compact for a more formal type setting. In the past thousands of these plants have been produced by nurseries to satisfy the demand from gardeners wanting to establish box hedges. The same plants have […]
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by Rebecca Wilson from Earthwork Landscape Architects in Wellington This charming early 1900’s cottage had a distinctive central axis and structure yet the garden consisted of meandering rose gardens which, whilst beautiful, did nothing to enhance this feature. Also, typically for this era, the outdoor living was non-existent. The new owners wanted a more structured, simple […]
The Ellerslie International Flower Show has begun a nation-wide search for a couple to get married in the Straight from the Heart exhibition garden at this year’s Show. Christchurch Landscape ArchitectOlive Screenhas designed a wedding-themed garden for Ellerslie 2012 and is hoping the garden will host the first-ever wedding to be held at the […]
One of the most interesting challenges associated with designing gardens for progressive buildings is bedding them back into the context of the neighbourhood in which they are situated, writes Philip Smith from O2 Landscapes.
Fads come and go over time and some linger on such as Silver Dollar trees and garden gnomes. Recently I came across a Silver Dollar tree, bringing back memories of a time when these trees were really popular. The tree was Eucalyptus cinerea. A fast growing specimen that can grow up to six metres in […]