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Green, green ... Everywhere is green!

bernieh

By bernieh

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It has to be said that the predominant colour in my garden for most of the year is green – except for the grassed areas which are most definitely brown for most of the year.

I have large garden bed areas – including two very long driveway garden beds, the ferny grove, a large screening bed at the back of the courtyard and two beds at the front of the house – and these are filled with lots and lots of hardy green plants.

Green, green … everywhere there’s green, so I will record some of it:

Acalypha

Aralia

The tallest aralia

A very tall Dracaena fragrans and an Epipremnum aureum growing up a gum trunk (driveway garden bed):

Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ (Happy Plant or Chinese Money Plant)

Dracaena Godseffiana -

Duranta repens (not in flower) in one of the driveway garden beds

Epipremnum aureum or Pothos

Fern and Pilea nummularifolia – Creeping Charlie

Lots of ferns

Ferns and Philodendrens

Graptophyllum pictum – Caricature plant

Monstera deliciosa – Swiss Cheese Plant

Palms

More palms – Golden Cane Palm

Philodendron

another Philodendron and Syngonium podophyllum – Arrowhead vine

Pilea

Polyscias fruticosa – Ming Aralia

Phyllanthus mulitflora – the Waterfall Plant

Sanservieria trifasciata

Schefflera arboricola – Dwarf umbrella tree

Syngonium

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A view of the screening garden bed at the back of the courtyard – filled with a few hibiscus shrubs, acalyphas, cycas, a very tall aralia, a croton, lots of phyllanthus, ardisia, eucalypts and far at the back a very large ficus.

A view of the ferny grove:
At the top –

At the bottom -

Then, of course, there are the many, many eucalypts in and surrounding my property -

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Comments

 

The gum tree looks wonderful and love your palms and varigated plants looks very lush wonderful blog thank you for showing and sharing your home garden

26 Aug, 2009

 

Coo what nice plants and borders you've got B. lovely show Thanks, now all I've got to do is move Britain southish a few hundred miles and I'll be able to grow such lovely things too, altogether now,PUSH....PUSH...LOL!

26 Aug, 2009

 

You have some great plants in your garden....love all the greens...............

26 Aug, 2009

 

Well green may be the predominent colour Bernieh but such fab shades make your lovely garden very interesting. Some of the beauties like the cheese plant I have reared but only in the house. So nice to see them flourishing as nature intended- free and without the constraint of pots. I really enjoyed the walk through your lush "Greenery". Sue x

26 Aug, 2009

 

Morgana - the gums are my favourite. I'm lucky to be surrounded by them.

26 Aug, 2009

 

Indy - good one! Keep pushing, eventually you'll bump into Africa, then take a hard left!

26 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Hollyeves - I know green can be beautiful. Other colours are not bad either - that's why I try to have lots of colour in my courtyard and greenhouse.

26 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Grannysue - the monstera is enormous and right at home in the ferny grove. It survives on total neglect - maybe the occasional watering and that's it!

26 Aug, 2009

 

you have a fascinating garden Bernieh, most of the plants would only be grown here as houseplants, but to see them in all their glory has been a real treat, thank you :)

26 Aug, 2009

 

A great walk around you garden, Berieh! A great many of your plants are houseplants in the UK!

26 Aug, 2009

 

What a lovely tour round your garden Bernieh. As Grindle said, the greenhouse or house are the only places we could grow some of them.....In their natural habitat they look amazing....

26 Aug, 2009

 

Bernieh your garden plants are lovely, i think the green plants are brill.

26 Aug, 2009

 

What can I say?! Other than wow! Quite spectactular!

26 Aug, 2009

 

Ah, green! My fave colour! Lovely bog, Bernieh! You live in a wee paradise - for some of the year, anyway!

26 Aug, 2009

 

Your garden is lovely!
A lot of the plants you have there are houseplants here.
I always loved my aluminum plant ( pilea) but lost it due to spider mites. They just seemed to love it.

26 Aug, 2009

 

That was a great show Bernieh...love the colour & all the different leaf shapes.

26 Aug, 2009

 

i'm a green garden lover. my mother complains about the lack of flowers in our garden i just love all the different colours and textures of the leaves in your garden.

26 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for the trip Bernieh lovely plants so nice to see our houseplants as they are supposed to be luscious and huuuuuge :o))))

26 Aug, 2009

 

ooooh I love the greenery! ...especially the Palms and ferns.So lush- looking!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Terriffic greenery! Such a fabulous colour and so good for the spirit. Many of these are only seen as houseplants in UK!!

27 Aug, 2009

 

I recognise a few of those I had as house plants once. You have so many interesting plants.

27 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks all for the lovely comments - these lovely green plants are my hardy ones that have to survive out in the summer heat, humidity and with little water for most of the year. They don't get much attention from me at all so they're all great survivors!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Really good .Its amazing to see cheese plant growing outside...

27 Aug, 2009

 

Yes it does Mushy and without any help from me - it's now quite a huge specimen and just keeps chugging along!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Mushy if you have a cheese plant and want it to GROW then feed it beer, the biggest cheeseplant i've ever seen was in the papers some years ago in a NAFFI hall and it was trained up the wall and right across the ceiling and it was a huge dance floor type place, the secret they said was drunken soldiers who couldnt face their pint of bitter at the end of the night sureptitiously "fed" it to the cheese plant , which took off like a rocket, this was in the years before lager was popular ,as that phase came in it started to die off and they had to put signs up to stop the squaddies tipping unwanted lager in its pot.! lol! a plant with good taste!!!!
orrible muck that lager and NOT at all good for you!!!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Wonderful collection of shapes and shades of green - the only colour a garden just cannot do without!

27 Aug, 2009

 

You really do have a smashing area around your home Bernieh. I especially like the look of that Arrow head vine.

28 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Wagger and Homebird. Homebird - the arrow head vine survives on total neglect. It's one of the hardiest plants I know - over here it grows like a weed if it's not contained!

29 Aug, 2009

 

I never realised there were so many shades of green !!

You've done it again Bernieh, another wonderful walk !! Thankyou x

30 Aug, 2009

 

A real pleasure to read and look at this blog. Delightful

31 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks so much Sue and Inverglen - I appreciate your comments.

31 Aug, 2009

 

So many plants are what we grow also . you have an artistic talent the way you group plants etc proves that ,.

15 Oct, 2009

 

Ha don't know about talent Pitta - if something survives out there in those large garden beds then that's it ... it's there for good. I've lost lots of plants over the years ... and learnt about the best sun hardy, heat hardy and humidity hardy plants suited for my area. Most of them just happen to be green - that's why I've worked hard this year to add colour where it's possible in my other garden areas.

I would love to be able to garden in the wet tropics - would love to have more of the tropical plants such as the tree ferns, heliconias, gingers - actually there's an online nursery in El Arish that I've clicked on and caught myself drooling over the photos of their stock. Have you seen their website? - you would probably have a lot of those plants in your garden already, but if you're interested in buying any of those tropicals you should check them out.

15 Oct, 2009

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