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Plant of the week : Miscanthus oligostachyus

This plant would have to be one of our favourites in the DTL office.

Also known as “Dwarf Feather Grass”, this is definitely one plant that is best grown in drifts rather than as an individual specimen. Mass planting will definitely showcase it’s beauty.

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Fuss free and easy to grow, they are ideal for borders or for waterside planting. 

There are many different varieties that flower late Summer to Autumn ranging from orange, red, yellow and purple. 

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Plant them in sunny areas of your garden with moist soil and you will be rewarded with flowers that sometimes right through to Winter.

‘Win win’ when they are so low maintenance as well!

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For more info email Daniel at info@danieltyrrell.com.au.

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy!

Gardening is cheaper than therapy!

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Plant of the week – Echinacea purpurea

If you are an avid reader on the net of all things green, you will know that THE flavour of the month amongst designers is the perennial garden. part of any gorgeous meadow is echinacea purpurea.

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Well known for it’s medicinal value ( handy at this time of year in our beautiful city! ), it is also known to be easygoing and drought and heat tolerant.

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Commonly known as the Eastern Purple Cornflower this could be a great addition to the home garden. The flowers are great for cutting and attracting bees, butterflies and other insects!

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Need more inspiration? Check out Daniel’s website http://www.danieltyrrell.com.au and look at his MIFGS 2013 garden “The Backyard Room”.

 

 

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Plant of the Week – calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl foester’

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To the humble gardener this is also known as Feather Reed Grass.

This ornamental grass was a highlight in Daniel Tyrrell’s Backyard Room at MIFGS 2013. It was awarded the Perennial Plant of the Year 2002.

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Ideally planted en masse in informal hedges and borders with sterile seed heads meaning it will stay where you plant it!

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Fantastic for anyone who wants some colour change in their garden – the feathery seed heads are mauve in summer, cream in autumn and golden in winter.

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No matter what style of garden you have (or dream of!) this could be a hardy and versatile addition which looks great too.

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“The Backyard Room” MIFGS 2013 by Daniel Tyrrell Landscapes

Walk through Daniel’s Show Garden at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2013.

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Plant of the week – Anthemis “Sussanah Mitchell”

The “Sussanah Mitchell”  is one of the many perennial plants that we used in our MIFGS garden ” The Backyard Room” to create our meadow.

ImageAn Aussie favourite also known as the Marguerite Daisy.

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Drought tolerant, sun loving ( at least 6 hours a day ), easy to pick  and easy to grow in pots and garden beds. What’s not to love?

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Mix them in a bed with other perennials and create your own meadow at home!

 

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