Garden Wall Art

We look at three different ideas to bring your garden to life.

Plant Art Climbers


This type of effect is not expensive and looks great. Brendan brought a large shed wall to life using the plant climber Clematis Aristata. Brendan used an old verandah support frame and a piece of galvanised re-inforced mesh, which was cut into shape. In time, the vine will grow up over the verandah support and then grow onto the mesh.

The wall was in a sunny spot. (A north-facing wall is ideal.) The plant was planted about 20cm away from the wall to allow adequate room for the roots to grow, air circulation and pest control.

Things to consider


  • This is not only a piece of art but it's also good for the environment - recycling material and growing plants.
  • In general, light pruning is done in the autumn, the heavy pruning in the winter and the training in the summer.

Mosaics


Mosaics can bring an interesting atmosphere to a garden. Any mosaic object will reflect the light in different directions making the garden lively throughout the year. Brendan took his cue from the existing colours in the garden – purples, soft blues and mint greens.

Things to consider


  • You can do it yourself but you do need patience and a little time.
  • Don't go over the top, keep it simple.

Wall Sketches
Sketching on a wall is not a forever solution but will give the wall a new lease of life, and make it more attractive and animated. Adam Jones took his inspiration from the immediate garden's colour, foliage and design.cAdam used waterproof oil-based pastels. (To help make the design last longer, coat with a clear, washable, matt finish sealer.) He sketched straight on to the painted wall.

Things to consider


  • Sketches inject life into big spaces and give small spaces the illusion of being larger through their life-sized proportions.
  • If you like things that 'move', then this art form is a great choice, as you can wipe the wall clean and start again. They are original.

Contacts


Mosaic Madness at Nola Studio
Rear 747 Darling Street
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: (02) 9818 7471
getinspired@nolastudio.com.au
www.nolastudio.com.au
Mail order available.

Porch Furniture
Ph: (02) 9565 2717
Mob: 0418 461 975
Jennifer Pinder's work can be made to order.

Spirit Level
Ph: (02) 8399 0660
Mob: 0411 205 952
194 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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