Sedum burnatii, Corsican Stonecrop, Blue Tears Sedum, Love and Tangles.
Chain plant, Window’s tears, Tradescantia navicularis.
This year, our display had the theme of miniature gardens. We created several mini gardens throughout the display, tucked in to various props and furniture. For larger photos, check out our pinterest board - Perth GardenFestival.
We created a miniature farm in an old, rusted wheelbarrow. We used String of Pearls to make mini pea obelisk, and tiny sempervivum rosettes for cabbages in the veggie patch.
Our beach display, complete with jetti and handmade fishing rod (made by yours truly...) was planted out in an old blue chest you may recognise from our under the sea display form last year. We decked out the ocean with Senecio Chalk Sticks and the back corner with an Orbea and Euphorbia milii.
Our succulent fountain took some time to assemble and plant out, I can tell you! The top tier we planted up quite a few months back so it had time to establish. We included a grey miniature mansion to complement the concrete grey fountain. Stanley, the turtle decked out in sempervivums made his third grand appearance at the festival. Each year, the sempervivums get more lush and compact.
Perennials rule! Succulents keep out! A little house on the hill, surrounded by perennial species. Here we have used Sagina for that lucious hill of lawn.
A succulent pot spill using Echeveria glauca. Bruce, the terracotta pot man with Crassula muscosa var. muscosa for hair, and a terracotta hobbit house.
Some of the classic succulents we had at the festival. Here you can see some Sedum groundcovers as well as taller varieties of Sedum, Rhipsalis, Tradescantia, Crassulas and Kalanchoes.
Sun loving collectables. Front left you can see Echeveria 'Perle Von Nurnberg' as well as other Echeverias, Graptosedums and Kalanchoes. Then we have collectables that prefer shadier positions, like String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) and Haworthia 'Silver Kiwi'.
Larger Succulents and Cacti in 80mm pots, and Large Stapeliae too... This one was just about to flower! I think it flowered on the first day of the festival, right on queue!
A wide range of Cacti and Lithops!
We had a grogeous new range of miniature houses and cottages at the festival. We are hoping to get more in and on the online store as soon as we can. These looked fantastic next to succulents, in this picture you can see a ramshackle cottage up against a Crassula ovata var. undulata. The tree was scultped to look like an apple tree (complete with a bushel of apples underneath!).
We have been busy bees planning our display for next year. What will be the theme? You will just have to wait and see! Hopefully it will provide ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate succulents, perennials and miniature gardens into your home and backyard.
To find out more about the Perth Garden Festival 2018, head on over to their website: perthgardenfestival.com