Category: Planting Design

Ideas for your Contemporary Garden

May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments


Author: Lana Hawkins Contemporary style is in the spotlight: It features minimalist approach to landscaping and a wide array of sleek materials. At the first glance, such a garden may seem a bit cold and uninviting, but a closer look reveals something more. A lifeless impression is precisely the pitfall people need to avoid when […]
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From concept to completion – Part 2 | This is Landscape Architecture

April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments


Continuing on from last week’s look at what Genus does to get your landscape project in the ground, today we get technical. Concept to Completion – Part 2 Stage Two – Detail and Documentation Now that the concept plan has been presented to our client and finalised into how they want their finished landscape to […]
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From concept to completion – Part 1 | This is landscape architecture

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments


Over the last week we have been sharing examples of our work as part of World Landscape Architecture Month.  WLAM2016 is organised by the American Society of Landscape Architects and is all about promoting the work of LAs to the broader public. We have displayed examples of our design work alongside photos of completed gardens […]
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What is Landscape Architecture? | WLAM 2016

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments


April is World Landscape Architecture Month. But what is Landscape Architecture? To be reading our blog you are probably aware of what landscape architecture is and maybe a little of what we do here at Genus.  If not then welcome to Genus Landscape Architects and please read on! World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), is an […]
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11 Plants to plant in Spring | Guest Post

October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments


Today’s guest post comes from Site Shade with some great tips on what’s good to plant right now in your garden! 11 Plants You Should be Planting in Spring Image link: https://flic.kr/p/ar2ceh Spring has sprung! And it is the perfect time to breathe some new life into your garden. Many plant varieties thrive this time […]
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An Exciting Edible Garden Project! | via E and M’s Metricon Adventure

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments


It is really quite amazing to receive feedback of this kind. I am pretty speechless and so excited to be working with these clients.  A project is never just a plan on paper for me.  I really try to view myself in the finished garden and how I could interact with the spaces and I […]
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Tasred® Dianella is a tough & reliable strappy leaf plant | via Ozbreed

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


With the Genus office located in Melbourne’s south eastern bayside region, we have plenty of opportunity to work on local projects and use local plant species.  While Dianella ‘Tasred’ is a cultivated variety, it comes from the locally indigenous Dianella tasmanica and is therefore a very suitable plant to use for many of our projects. […]
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A Different Kind of Gum Tree | Ozbreed’s VINTAGE RED Eucalyptus

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus are always on the lookout for different plant species and ways to make our client’s gardens stand out.  So it is with great interest that we have been reading about this variety of Eucalyptus from Ozbreed – Eucalyptus ‘Vintage Red’. Darker foliage and especially deep red colours are very popular in […]
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Exotic, Native, Indigenous. What is the difference?

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus gets asked this question often. While most people have an understanding of what is an exotic plant and what is a native plant, it is the definition of what is indigenous that causes confusion.  Much of the work we do is governed by guidelines of local councils and there is a […]
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5 Facts About Bare Rooted Trees AND Why to Buy Them

July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments


It’s the middle of Winter and maybe the last thing you are thinking about is getting out and replanting that tired space in your garden. Did you know that right now is a great time to buy deciduous fruit and ornamental trees?  That’s because they can be bought BARE ROOTED and here are 5 facts […]
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Summer Flowers in Pots and Planters | Feature Post – IOTA Australia

May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


Today we bring you another guest post by Nicholas Jones – Managing Director at IOTA Australia.  With the cold weather approaching, Nicholas is looking forward to the warmer months and gives some great tips to let your plan for colour in your garden after Winter! IOTA are a major sponsor of our ‘Autumn Garden Revival’ […]
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Planting Bamboo in Pots and Planters | Feature Post – IOTA Australia

April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Today’s post is brought to you by Nicholas Jones – Managing Director at IOTA Australia.  IOTA are a major sponsor of our ‘Autumn Garden Revival’ and provide top of the range garden pots and planters. Planting Bamboo in Pots and Planters Did you know that you can plant most types of bamboos in pots and planters? […]
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