I have been meaning to do a follow up post on landscaping for a while but time has got away from me and now that the landscaping has just started (paving and screening) and the rest will be underway next week I thought it was about time I got my act together and posted part 2. I was like a kid in a candy shop the day that we went with Nic from Landscaping WA to view and select plants for our new home. We ended up changing our landscaping design slightly and chose quite a few different plants from the original plan. I really like the way that our landscapers get your input and involve you in the process of plant selection. We found it very helpful and informative visiting the various nurseries with Nic and being able to look at our options and discuss suitability and merits of the different plants/trees.
Our first stop was Benara Nursery and this place is HUGE with an enormous variety of plants ranging from seedlings through to large advanced trees.
We then visited Ellenby Trees to select trees for the garden. We selected two Agonis Flexuosa for our front verge. This was on my better half’s wish list and as it was the only thing that he had really been keen to have I gave up on my idea of olives.
We also selected two Eucalyptus Caesia ‘Silver Princess’ and these will be planted in the courtyard. We wanted to try and use as many native bird attracting plants as possible to create a lush environment. These trees have a beautiful weeping form and stunning flowers.
We were looking for a speciman tree for the bed at the entrance to the house – we had initially gone with a Magnolia Teddy Bear but I keep seeing these everywhere at the moment and thought it would be nice to have a tree that would ‘stand out’ a bit more. We settled on the Crepe Myrtle which looks stunning with it’s changing foliage and beautiful flowers. The Crepe Myrtle are pretty hardy and will hopefully tolerate our conditions and look stunning.
Our final stop was Tony & Son’s and this was probably my favourite nursery. We looked at espalier lemons to grow against the wooden screening near the shed. They have a very good selection of healthy looking trees and plants here and most of our plants will come from this nursery including the Viburnum and Strelitzia.
The courtyard will also have a lower border of Callistemon Little John.
The new wooden screening in the courtyard will have wires installed for the Trachelospermum jasminoides to grow up – ooooh the perfume ☺
Lush grass and the water feature will finish off this area.
I think that I must be enjoying this landscaping a bit too much as I’ve decided to do posts for the different areas in our garden so keep your eyes peeled for the pool and front verge landscaping posts to follow 😊