How the right layout can give your tropical garden harmony

Do you believe that it isn’t possible to have the same sense of proportion, colour and depth in a tropical garden than what you can find in cooler climates? Well think again. This is a photo of The Kampong, the historical home of botanist Douglas Fairchild. This scene is just one of many beautiful views … Continue reading “How the right layout can give your tropical garden harmony”

Fishtank for a floor

Botanist Patrick Blanc’s Paris home is featured in the interior design book Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors. What’s unique about his Paris home is that he’s using the top of a giant fish tank for his floor. He also has a lot of tropical plants growing on the interior walls of his house. I’m skeptical about … Continue reading “Fishtank for a floor”

How the right colours can set the mood in your garden

What’s the most important thing you want from your garden? A stimulating, exciting focal point for entertaining? Or a relaxing sanctuary for meditation? Great gardeners deliberately use colour to create mood. Beginner gardeners, on the other hand, choose the plants they like, in all of the colours and textures that they like – and just … Continue reading “How the right colours can set the mood in your garden”