inside the garden gate

Posted: April 14, 2014 by Mo Crow in gardening

gardenhere’s some photos taken this morning inside the back gate (please excuse the washing on the line!)
garden-shedlooking back towards the gate
bromeliadsbromeliads bought in for one of our gardens next week
orchids-hoya-chain-of-heartsorchids, tillandsia, hoya, chain of hearts, black bamboo next to the bicycle shelter
bollardbollard bought 15 years ago for Ariel’s Day at the Beach verandah enclosure when we promised Nile Abyssinians that we would try to keep him as an indoor cat
star-in-the-water-bowlthe pissed off star that lives in Ariel’s water bowl waiting to be filled up again
lotus-timelotus pod, dried spiky Grevillea foliage in the old sundial held together with a piece of rope, some wood & a piece of glass that looks like the ocean
luck-and-keya horseshoe and railway spike from the Oodnadatta Track that one of my garden customer’s brought back for me and an old padlock that is gathering the patina of age

  1. Eliene says:

    That is a very full back yard Mo…and I love how all your collectables have a story…..

  2. Patricia says:

    a lush wonderland–the elementals must be delighted!

    • Mo Crow says:

      we needed a canopy quickly to protect the indoor plant hire plants whilst they recover from working, the two Brugmansias grown from cuttings have done a great job. The Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem and Banksia integrifolia started out as small trees in 8″ pots 5 years ago & are starting to screen the upstairs bedroom window, it’s good to have enough time in a place to see the trees grow!

  3. What a lush garden and so different to our english gardens, love the planting and the collectables.

    • Mo Crow says:

      It’s a working garden, plants move in and out every month for the indoor plant hire and the outdoor garden maintenance so there is always something different happening.

  4. jstockler says:

    If you could see the tiny mutant versions of your glorious, fullbodied plants that are sold for houseplants in Pennsylvania….

    • Mo Crow says:

      Sydney has a warm temperate climate so the tropicals do well but need protection in winter (you’ll laugh when I say it feels bitterly cold here when the thermometer goes below 10˚C (50˚F)! but the downside is we can’t grow dogwood, weeping cherries, lilac, peonies, tulips, daffodils fritillarias or Blue Tibetan Poppies!

  5. Carol says:

    What a lush and beautiful garden, Mo, and how lucky is Ariel to live in such a place. (Oh, you & Rod, too!) Your collections are wonderful, you have such a good eye. What colour are your Brugmansias? I’m about to get a pink one, hoping it will cope here. Just noticed today that the garden has bulbs popping up everywhere so I need to get moving to plant the thousand + I’ve bought this year! Never know when to stop buying bulbs…

    • Mo Crow says:

      we have the apricot Brugmansia that has curtains of flowers like a waterfall when it’s in full flight and a large pink flowering variety, also have a double white in a few of our gardens we can take cuttings for you. they’ll do fine at your place just remember they are water pigs!

  6. i can’t imagine. it is INTENSE and Fiercely Plant Spirits…

  7. debgorr says:

    Love seeing how gardens can be so different…how they all have their own beauty.

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