Thursday, June 9, 2011

Creative Garden Design

Michelle is "consumed by seeing art and design in everyday life."
It is apparent in her awesome landscape designs that is a mix
of gardening and art with awesome and unusual results.

Her blog, Garden Porn, is an art gallery for the gardener who
loves putting an artistic touch in their garden designs.  It is a
delight for the inspirational senses!

The above photo from her blog features an awesome staghorn fern
planting that is mixed with a variety of succulents displayed in a way
that we will definitely be doing for our carport jungle.  I've already
decided to cover the wire container with staghorn ferns since those
succulents don't do well in our humid climate.

Here is what I have done with staghorn ferns . . . they are featured
in a discarded book rack trash to treasure project that is still thriving
in our garden after a decade and survived some very harsh winters.

I started the staghorns as babies in the book rack that
was lined with chicken wire and gardening moss.  It has
grown in a semi-shady area and basically left alone for
at least the past 8 years.  This photo was taken four
years ago.  It is still thriving and growing in the same 
spot . . .  definitely a survivor!

We may scatter some baby staghorns around the sides of
the rack, which should make a spectacular feature in
 the garden.

More recent photos to come as soon as we refresh
the bald spots!



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