Friday, January 20, 2012

Sophia's succulents for sale

Apart from the edible plants that make up most of the back yard there are also many succulents growing in the front garden. These plants have been carefully selected and arranged by Sophia who has now propagated quite a few for sale. In her own words:

"In the front garden and nature strip there is a large array of succulents on display, this garden is now two years old and boosts colour diversity and foliage contrast. Over the weekend of the open garden there will be a sustainable and fun selection of succulents for sale presented by a new concept called 'Little Pots and Plants'. The concept is to support local charity op shops through the purchase of different items such as bags, shoes and kitchenwares (to name a few) and upcycle these into useable, fun and adorable outdoor pots for succulents". 

These succulents look great and I am amazed how well they do in partial shade growing out of shoes or old jugs - you'll see them as you walk down the side of the house upon entering the garden. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sophia's Garden open again February 18 and 19

It's nearly been a year since Sophia's garden was open in Armadale for the Australian Open Garden Scheme (now called Open Gardens Australia). Next month it's open again on February 18 and 19 from 10.00am to 4.00pm both days. The entry fee is still $6.00. Proceeds from the gate will go to Open Gardens Australia, SANE and the Prahran Mission.

The photo shows the garden last month in December - it's been growing like crazy since and should still be looking lush in five weeks time. The garden lay-out has changed somewhat from last year mostly for crop rotation reasons. All the perennial species continue to thrive including the beautiful Scared Lotus (pictured). Many of these edible plants will be for sale in the small nursery area at the back of the garden while Sophia and Cassie will have succulents for sale along the cool, protected walk down the side of the house. Please come and visit the garden in February!