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Small gardens need plants that perform well all year. Garden Artisans kept this in mind when selecting plants for this project.
Sculptural, waterwise plants such as mother-in-law’s tongue (right) and Agave attenuata were planted in big pots. Old-fashioned
plants like these are now in vogue again, and used in a modern context become dramatic focal points. Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ (in
grey pot, above right) was also placed in pots for its glossy evergreen leaves and large white flowers. An ornamental plum tree
(at the back against the wall) with its pink flowers, deep crimson leaves, then bare black branches in winter, was chosen to show
the changes in the seasons. Clumps of mondo grass were used as underplanting to soften the hard edges of the decking. Other
touches included an Asian bell tree (top left corner) and false aralia (to its right) in pots, which were chosen for their interesting
leaf textures or foliage colour. Garden Artisans (08) 9242 1507, www.gardenartisans.com.au.
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