|The silver trunks of the Eucalyptus' trees lining the driveway as it meanders up the hill|
Today I'm going to write about my friend Yvettes garden. Yvette and I went to school together and learnt about Horticulture! We also built our display gardens at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show together. So we have a little bit of a history and a shared passion.
|The gorgeous wysteria overlooking the pool area adds a feeling of history and softness .|
Yvette and her husband and two children live in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne on a very steep block .Some of the original garden is still there and Yvette has made good use of her plant knowledge and passion for horticulture and design to establish a functional, sustainable and beautiful garden.
|Lavender bushes which have survived since the garden was orginally built, over look the new veggie beds. The flowers will attract bees and help polinate the veggies.|
It is a combination of traditional exotic plants such as Camellias, roses, lavenders, along with already established native trees and more modern native shrubs and creepers. In amongst this, she has also included a veggie patch and fruit trees, some from the original garden, and recently they have also included a pool.
|The wooden fence around the pool keeps the pool safe, but also is more organic alternative to the metal, or glass fencing often used.|
|New Veggie beds which have been put in over the last couple of weeks.|
It is the perfect blend of garden rooms, allowing for the kids and also many places for the adults to get lost and spend a bit of time alone, still it retains privacy and bit of the old world charm. I can't really do it that much justice so i wont try, the photo's speak for themselves.
|The beautiful Ceonathus papillosus keeps the bees in the area very busy!|
|The irises will take over when the Ceonathus is finished.|
|A chair for a sleepy garden spirit.|
|Leading you up the garden path!|
|The meandering drive lazily makes its way up the hill|
|A mix of natives and exotics add variety and colour.|
|Native shrubs mass planted on the embankment|
|Siennas Park, a gift given to Yvettes daughter|