Thursday, October 25

Scarecrows and raised garden beds...

Darcy with his newly planted Raised Garden Bed from Serenity Nursery.

1st Prize: Congratulations to Darcy Walding of Murray Bridge High School who won Serenity Nursery's Annual Scarecrow making competition. Darcy hand stitched his scarecrow and stuffed it with hay, they old fashioned way, making a very authentic looking scarecrow. Dacy took out the most community votes and won himself this Raised colour bond garden bed including Amgro Soil and a lovely mix of vegetables and herbs worth $700.

2nd Prize: went to Holly Dimasi, also of Murray Bridge High school. Holly's arty skills found her using a dolls face and hand painted Rossy boots. Holly Took home a compost tumbler valued at $210.

3rd Prize: Coonalpyn Primary School took the recycled approach making a large chicken wire body filled with a variety of recycled materials such as a used key board, plastic bottles and scratched cds. Coonalpyn School took home a Tumbleweed worm cafe and accessories valued at $120.

Serenity Nursery would like to thank everyone who entered the scarecrow competition and everyone from the community who took the time to vote for their favourite scarecrow. A big Thank you to our sponsor Amgro, a local supplier of ours who provide us with top quality potting Mixes for best results in the garden.

Monday, October 8

Heart to Heart

I was flipping through this months Home Beautiful and I found this pretty bedroom with a heart hanging above the bed. It is very similar to the hearts we stock at Serenity Nursery. Head to the
 Wall art page on the Serenity Nursery website to see our natural handmade wall hearts in an antique grey finish. Three sizes available starting from $19.99.

Image: Home Beautiful

Sunday, October 7

Spring Green your home...

Morrocan Pouffe available at Serenity Nursery

Some interior style ideas using light green, cream and white to help bring "Spring" into your home. Using green this way lightens and brightens the home for Spring/Summer. Use Indoor plants or bring your outdoor plants inside for a short period. Try cut flowers like green hydrangeas or opt for all green foliage in a vase for an element of freshness.

Monday, October 1

A day with family in a topiary courtyard...

This is my aunty and uncle's courtyard topiary garden in the eastern suburbs. I wanted to show what you can do with a small space and achieve a practical low maintenance garden. I must say we had a great bbq lunch here and sat by the Mexican chiminea (note: this same authentic chiminea is available @ serenity nursery).
The courtyard is basically a potted garden, the only thing planted in the ground is a massive old fig tree that shades and envelopes the courtyard. Buxus box and lilly pillys form conical shapes in the assortment of terracotta pots for a Tuscan touch.

A terracotta bowl filled with cascading lobelia casually sits on a teak folding chair. A couple of  hand spun tall round pots by South Australian company Bennett's Pottery are a long lasting terracotta product that won't fret and are perfectly teamed with  lilly pilly cone topiary. Parsley is potted for use in the kitchen near by.

My Aunty snapped up this old iron table and chair set from a chuck-out near by. It was white and rusted but once given a sand back and a lick of black paint it came up as good as new. It really adds character to the garden.

A perfect place to relax: Teak furniture and a sandstone outdoor dining table make this a great spot to chill out with family. Check out the cream provincial urns on the dining table- A gift from us at Serenity!


The English box topiaries have flourished with new spring growth bringing splashes of
 green to the courtyard.