Media: The Sunday Age

Rachelle Unreich from The Age, talks with Myles about creating inviting outdoor spaces.

The best al fresco space is about thinking of a courtyard, rear garden or backyard as a living space.  We’re looking at how we can be comfortable all year round in these places…The trend is that people are putting more money and resources into the places where they spend a lot of time.

Planting design is probably something people fall down a lot…What they missed is the idea of mood; you need to create a garden that develops in that space over time.  Look for things that create a seasonal change, as well as a flower like gardenia for beautiful scent.  Consider what things will attract birds, or give dappled shade in the summer, and offer a moody, tranquil space in winter.

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