Kevin Kilsby for years been associated with beautiful ceramics in New Zealand, as homewares and for use as art in the garden.
A visit there last month with Garden Photographer Gil Hanly, revealed a lot more than Kevin’s home studio and showroom. Adjacent garden space has evolved into a jewel box cornucopia of horticultural delights, blended with his own glossy ceramic treasures FOR YOUR GARDEN OR OTHERS. Catching the eye on entry is a patio wall encrusted with mini neo’s and orchids and a nearby ceramic leaf wreath.
One of the New Zealand Toetoe Beach Grass (Cortaderia spp.) has also been ingeniously formed in ceramic … as bright dragon flies flit
The week before last, ABC Gardening Australia host Costa Giorgiadis (thanks huge Costa..) met me on this rather nice Cremorne Rooftop,to extol the virtues of dry sub-tropical gardening.
Joined by proud owners Noelene & Ian Dawes, (thanks huge-er Noelene & Ian..) it was a fun shoot as you can see on the attached link and I like to think much of the planting would adapt to so called “difficult locations” around your own garden, where harsh radiation, fast drainage and a high impact appearance are required with year round interest sans irrigation and not much maintenance.
And thanks huge also to the talents and flawless eye of Master Maintainer Glenice Buck, without whom this space wouldn’t be nearly so appealing.