Planty Fierce…. its here this Saturday !

There are four “planty” destinations for you, or you can see all four FREE with the best event map to make the plantiest day possible, here on the Central Coast at ‘Planty Fierce’ this                       

Saturday 5th March 10am – 4pm 

Costus after
Costus after
Costus comosus X belize
Costus comosus X belize
Costus comosus X erythrophyllus 'Oxley Ruby'
Costus comosus X erythrophyllus ‘Oxley Ruby’

Get onto the Pacific Hwy Wahroonga on ramp by 9am and start with my ‘Sea-Changer’ at 21 Lavinia Street, Forresters Beach with an ETA around 10am. Your Event Map at the gate on FREE entry and see the lush Spiral Gingers as featured this week on Catherine Stewart’s illustrious Garden Drum    

Coachwood at 'Sea-Changer' - Euphorbia caput-medusae - Medusa's Head
Coachwood plants sales at ‘Sea-Changer’ – Euphorbia caput-medusae – Medusa’s Head

.. before leaving, head over to peruse just some of Coachwood Nursery’s planty treasures available for sale, as precious momentos of your day at  ‘Sea-Changer’ for your own garden … EXCITEMENT !!

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Tillandsia and Neoregelia at the ‘Tabone Garden’

Then around 11am zoom up to the sweeping curves of            ‘Tabone Garden’ 21 Toomeys Road, Mt Elliotewhere owners Cathy and Tony Tabone have lovingly made this beautiful acreage garden graced with interesting plants like the Rangoon Creeper, Golden Spider Lilly, Giant Potato Vine and the dainty Nodding Clerodendron (C. nutans). 

Pop over to Bamboo Buddha at 221 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate for a lovely vegetarian lunch in the Zen garden or Lutus 127A Ocean View Drive, Wambaral for snappy beachside cafe fare.      

'Paradox' richly textural rug of foliage colour blasts
‘Paradox’ richly textural rug of foliage colour blasts

Next on offer is horticulturist Ray Henderson’s fierce ‘Paradox’ around 1.30 – 2pm, 25 Curringa Close, Glenning Valley featuring many of his new  “Hot Brom” neoregelias as currently featured in Horticultural Journal.

Save some penny’s for Ray’s exceptional full sun bromeliads that will transform your garden with their “stained glass” winter effect and exhilarating seasonal flowers such a bonus.. !

'Living Edge' garden chic
‘Living Edge’ garden chic

Cap off your day beautifully on the way home if returning to Sydney, at 1483 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge where plantsmen David Fripp & Blake Jolley’s ‘Living Edge’ garden cornucopia of very telling combinations, with rare plant sales to die for …

So, bring plenty of boxes for your plants and don’t forget to visit an ATM on Friday to avoid disappointment of missing out on sooooooooo many good selections for your garden. Professional advise free from all four of these industry gardens and looking forward to seeing you here                                  at ‘Sea-Changer’ where I’ll be spreading the “gardens made from plants” love all day !!

‘Sea-Changer’ opens for ‘Planty Fierce’ ..

 

Mirror Deck at 'Sea-Changer'
Mirror Deck at ‘Sea-Changer’

‘Planty Fierce’ 4 gardens FREE, 1 day Saturday 5th March 10am – 4pm

Paradisus ‘Sea-Changer’ 21 Lavinia Street, Forresters Beach

My home/work garden ‘Sea-Changer’ launches together with 3 other exceptional, never before opened Central Coast gardens, to inspire you with the circulation of valuable ideas for your own designs and home gardens.

Relaxed seaside chic ... rest awhile in 'Sea-Changer' Shade Hut
Relaxed seaside chic … rest awhile in ‘Sea-Changer’ Shade Hut

To make the plantiest most of your time, follow the suggested succession of gardens at           ‘Planty Fierce’  and you’ll get to see it all, with lunch at the delightful Bamboo Buddha or  nearby Lotus Cafe. WHAT a day out, it’ll do you good, recharge the creative juices and don’t forget very kool plant sales from most gardens including the delectable Coachwood as a preferred Designer Growers Network supplier at ‘Sea-Changer’ …will have you reaching for a few extra pennies and some handy boxes. Here’s a few samples of what Peter & Ruth Donnally are bringing along for you …

Sedum texture rugs
Sedum texture rugs
Kalanchoe marmorata - Pen Wiper Plant
Kalanchoe marmorata – Pen Wiper Plant
Ruellia elegans adds cardinal red to any green foil in the garden
Ruellia elegans adds cardinal red to any green foil in the garden

There may be other  colleagues or “planty” friends you would like to join you, please feel free to cut & paste to share the Planty Fierce MOG listing at http://goo.gl/rtIXl or Facebook’s Event page at https://goo.gl/k9xV2G on your FB page. Looking forward to seeing you soon 🙂                                                           

Quietly fierce …. that’s the Tabone way

Giant Potato Vine - Solanum wendlandii
Giant Potato Vine – Solanum wendlandii

Tabone Garden – 21 Toomeys Road, Mt Elliote map for ‘Planty Fierce’ and listed on My Open Garden

Open FREE Saturday 5th March……10am – 4pm 

.. is Cathy & Tony Tabone’s labour of love and the culmination of many years mining the rich vein of warm temperate ornamental plants into one cohesive acreage garden.

Sweeping vista’s and fine details make every turn about this garden a quiet watercolour, perfectly integrated with house and grade. Invention has lead to horticultural triumphs like this rolling wave of Wedgwood blue Giant Potato Vine, wreathing the rear porch approach and independently supported on Grow Cables from the house wall. A perfect subject for your client’s north facing micro climate where emphasis on high summer seasonal interest in required … no ?

Evergren Hydrangea - Dichroa versicolor
Evergren Hydrangea – Dichroa versicolor

Or perhaps the sparkle of pure sapphires on the shaded side to bring a twinkle to the Christmas time garden … ? These and many more to show you in coming weeks from Tabone Garden and only minutes from Bamboo Buddha  for lunch at Holgate – what could be nicer 😮 

“Planty Fierce” … a Central Costa “Paradox”

 

Yucca elephantipes "Paradox" hero plant
Dracaena draco “Paradox” hero plant

And it is a paradox that Ray Henderson’s garden, by the same name, springs from the floor of Glenning Valley with such a rude blast ..

But why not ? It was certainly a no brainer for inclusion in “Planty Fierce,  a FREE 1 day garden-fest on Saturday 5th March,’16 of 4 fabulous, never before open to the public Central Coast gardens within 30 minutes of each other, so you can easily see them all with lunch at any of the best cafe’s within easy reach – what’s not to like ? Mark your planners now ..

 

At first, “Paradox” rushes at you from the drive like an irresistible, richly encrusted pizza and then, on closer inspection, it  becomes clear there’s a closely woven selection of plants going on here … each located with such great care that a strange cohesiveness binds all into one vibrant whole.

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Super charged, “Paradox”

It is a horticultural BLAST, mostly comprising the most sci-fi bromeliads, with complementary daubs of furcrea, aeonium, crassula and kalanchoe. A euphorbia here as ultra fine against a casual rug of oscularia there, with an outcrop of agave over there … you can feel the frisson just standing in front of this garden.

Many of Ray’s exceptional bromeliad hybrids and species for sale, bring plenty of cash and boxes you’ll need them !!!  

“Paradox” FREE Entry at “Planty Fierce”, Saturday 5th March 10am till 4pm

Ray Henderson, 25 Curringa Close, Glenning Valley 0413 345 297

rayhenderson007@yahoo.com.au