Sunday, June 04, 2006

Autumn project No 2


This is an area we've always found difficult to landscape, partly because there's an old concrete slab where the previous owner had a shed. So its pipes to the rescue again. While ringing around chasing the pipes for previous project, the salesperson at the local plumbing supplies kindly gave me the address of a wholesaler who happened to have some seconds laying around. Which I gladly snapped up for a small fee. We are hoping the two Golden cane palms will grow fairly quickly and provide shade for the Bromeliads and Cordylines.

5 comments:

snappy said...

wanderful planting arrangements,i was thinking of new pots for my growing plants.hope the shade idea works.you are lucky growing tropical plants in sunny queensland.I would need a greenhouse for Bromeliads.

Claire Splan said...

I think this looks terrific. I'm going to check some salvage places around here to see if I can come up with something similar. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Karen said...

That looks great. I like the way the different lengths make different levels. It's very architectural, like a cityscape.

Kerri said...

How ingenious! The plants in pipes make a really beautiful arrangement. That's a really clever idea.
How lucky you are to be able to grow tropical plants. Makes me homesick for Australia :)

roybe said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. It's good to experiment with different materials sometimes.