Minimalistic hacks you need listicle

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The minimalistic garden reduces maintenance time, water usage, and clutter. Moreover, sleek lines and open spaces help bring calm vibes to the busy city mind. If you’re looking to change up your style to a more sleek and modern look, minimalism may be a perfect fit for you. Check out these top tips to get you started. 

1. Less is more: rather go for one big pot than multiple smaller ones.

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2. Contrast adds interest: look for contrasts in texture and colour, whether it be shades of green or just green with a hint of a second colour here and there. Bold leaves contrasted against finely-textured plants are a perfect combo. Try elephant’s toothpick (Sanseviera cylindrica) and asparagus mazeppa.

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3. Size matters: instead of many small pavers and stepping stones, go for large elements in strong shapes. Big square pavers will fill up a space nicely while creating bold lines and the feeling of spaciousness.

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4. Repetition is key: choose two hero plants for long beds and repeat them throughout the bed border. Philodendron Hope and Xanadu are striking contenders for sun or semi-shade areas.

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5. Shape your world: geometric shapes are everything in the minimalistic garden. You can achieve this by strategically laying your pavers in a diamond shape or designing your beds with clean-cut lines and sharp corners. Garden Centres and home stores stock bold water features and garden furniture that will help to extend your theme even further.

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Got a balcony garden? 

Tall and straight-sided, narrow planters make a big statement while taking up little space. Choose a colour that will pick up a secondary colour that has been repeated throughout the space, perhaps in the frames of furniture or windows. The planter will bring it all together as your eye focuses on everything in the scene that is the same colour.

Tenacious Texture Botanical Boss

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Texture in gardening is not only about the physical appearance of plants, although this is an essential element. It’s easy to create texture with bold spikey plants paired next to delicate and flowy flowers, for example. Let’s take this a step further! Life is a Garden invites you to come and explore the tenacity of specific mood-generating plants and accessories that extend a theme, create movement, and cultivate depth around the garden.

“Think of texture as the relationship between the physical appearance, colour, and growing habit of certain plants that together, create layers of atmosphere and dramatic diversity in the landscape”
– Life is a Garden

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The Shire: Frolicky and friendly

Plant picks

1. For full sun, plant trays of dianthus ‘Dash’ and ‘Bouquet purple’, along with petunia ‘African sunset’, and alyssum. These will add dainty charm in shades of purple, pink, plum, white, and orange-peach throughout the cooler months. Mini pots at the tea table, anyone?

2. Canterbury bells (Campanula medium) like semi-shade to full sun. Their fairytale-like dangling bell blooms will dance cheerfully in the breeze, adding movement and a whimsical feel. They reach around 60 cm in height and are frost-hardy.

3. The white stinkwood (Celtis africana) is loved for its sculptural shape. This stunning indigenous tree also attracts birds, creating a sweet soundscape to your Shire. Plant this tree for the perfect picnic spot and enjoy its flowers in spring. In winter, you can look forward to its illuminating bark that turns white like the wizard’s beard!

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Accompanying accessories: log seaters, driftwood and moss, river stones, water features, birdbaths and bird feeders, chimes in trees, bark mulch, mosaic pots, fairy lights over arches, floating tea candles in the pool, hammocks, and raised, wooden edible beds.

Top tip: Avoid planting the same seedlings into the same beds every year as this can deplete the soil of nutrients that lead to fungal diseases.