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Video: Australian Garden - The Absolute Garden Trend 2020
Landscaping trends evolve over time, offering us an increasingly varied and versatile choice, both for vegetation, for the design of exterior rooms and decoration. Now think about improving your outdoor space by taking inspiration from the Australian garden - the absolute outdoor design trend in 2020. On the visual platform Pinterest, searches for the Australian garden have increased by more than 780%. It is therefore impossible not to be curious! To be honest, successfully creating a corner of Australia at home can be quite difficult, because you do not enjoy the same climate as the country. However, with the help of a few tricks, this ambitious mission can be perfectly successful.
What is an Australian garden?
Obviously, this is a type of garden dotted with typical Australian plant species. Given that the country's climate is very varied, the flora present there is also rich and varied. For your information, much of the country is arid and desert. This suggests that the plants are quite hardy and require little care. On the other hand, the climate in the south-east and south-west is temperate and the soils are relatively fertile.
Which plants should you prefer for an Australian garden?
The plant species that can be observed in an Australian garden are divided into three categories: resistant plants, tropical plants and the famous Australian eucalyptus and acacia woods.
• Tropical species: Australian flame (Branchychiton acerifolius), Elephant's ear (Colocasia), Javelin lily (Doryanthes excelsa), angel's trumpet (Brugmansia arborea), Thorn-headed thorn rush (Lomandra longifolia), Australian tree fern (Cyathea cooperi).
• Resistant species: ferns, succulents and cacti.
• Acacias: these trees have more than 1000 species which are distributed over almost all of Australia. Acacia grows in numbers and is one of the most important plants in Australian flora. The flowers of the acacia, also called mimosa, are small and yellow in color. It is interesting to know that the golden colored mimosa is one of the emblems of Australia.
• Eucalyptus: this tree, also called “gumtree”, is probably the best known representative of Australian flora. Eucalyptus is extremely present throughout the country and there are around 700 species. Eucalyptus leaves are notoriously known to be the only food for koalas.
How to successfully develop an Australian garden?
As already explained, the arrangement of an Australian garden can be complicated, because of differences in climate. But by choosing the right plant species, you can succeed in the mission and afford an original and exotic corner of Australia. First of all, these are the resistant plants to think about. We reserve them a sunny space and suitable soil. You can grow succulents, which have been extremely modern in recent years, as well as flowering cacti, which will add variety and a touch of color to your Australian-style dry garden.
Don't hesitate to plant ferns either. These versatile and ornamental plants can grow almost anywhere, including full sun. What is most important and beneficial is that succulents and ferns can be planted with other leafy plants, flowers, or shrubs. We can therefore create magnificent compositions that will adorn the garden throughout the year.
In order to develop an Australian garden worthy of the name, it is also necessary to plant acacias. These trees appreciate a temperate climate and are a great addition to our gardens. Their golden or pink flowers create a pleasant atmosphere and their leaves provide a beautiful shade under which you can arrange a relaxation area. Eucalyptus is also a great choice - this tree will breathe an Australian air into your trendy landscaping.
Lawns are not recommended but if you do not want to do without it, we recommend that you cover a modest area. We advise you instead to bet on a decoration of gravel and pebbles, which will integrate much more naturally into the arrangement of rock gardens. Use gravel also to structure and enhance the garden path and the beds of succulents and cacti. Wooden decks are also an excellent choice for the Australian garden.