Flower table – March
Just a few flowers brought to our meeting from members’ gardens in March to show some Autumn flowering plants.
Visit to Sally’s Garden in North Warrandyte
This garden in North Warrandyte on a large bush block, best suited to mountain goats is still a work-in-progress, after 25 years. Sally, who has a liking for English gardens has retained a number of pines and exotics, but landscaper Peter Smith has been able to plant an eclectic variety of natives on beds clinging to rock sloping about 60 degrees – even vertical in places – a masterly piece of landscaping.
Visit to Marion and Peter’s Garden in Warrandyte.
This is a normal sized house block, sloping down to street level with indigenous plantings on the nature strip and mainly native plants both front and back of the house. These were enhanced by clever use of stepping stones and other larger rocks. The front garden is cottage style , whereas the terraced back garden is accessed by large steps leading to a shady pergola. The back garden receives a lot of afternoon sun, so the plants have to be tough. Peter Smith was our guide for the day, and played a large part in creating the gardens.