Real World Gardener Green Garden Design Part I

February 12th, 2014

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at www.2rrr.org.au and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. www.realworldgardener.com
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The complete CRN edition of RWG is available on http://www.cpod.org.au/ , just click on 2RRR to find this week’s edition. The new theme is sung by Harry Hughes from his album Songs of the Garden. You can hear samples of the album from the website www.songsofthegarden.com

DESIGN ELEMENTS

with Landscape Designer and Gardening Australia editor, Louise McDaid

GARDEN DESIGN WITH GREEN IN MIND

This new series came about when Louise and I were talking about the colour green in gardens, and that mostly gardeners overlooked how effective the green in your garden really is.
A one-colour strategy frees you to master the brushstrokes of form and texture. It also allows enough elbow room to for you to explore a single-color palette's potential in pale and deep shades, in fine leaf or large leaf, variegated or not.
The colour green doesn't fatigue the eye.

Single-color gardens show as much boldness and flair as the most elaborately matched schemes.
These types of gardens have an endless varying palette, from true green, gray-green, and blue-green to purple-green and yellow-green. Each has a different impact.
It’ s only limited by your imagination.

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