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Home Living : April 20th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5 HOMELIVING Ultra-modern gardens » ADVERTISING FEATURE There is a major shift worldwide towards individualism in the garden. Modern gardeners are expressing themselves in much more unique ways, encouraged by online friends. Husqvarna Australia has released its 2010 Global Garden Report. This year's study is unique because it has delved into the ever-growing social media landscape, especially blogs, to reveal the top gardening trends across the globe, as well as Australia's trends. The report focused on 13 countries to discover the top 10 global trends. KITCHEN GARDENS The top two trends in contemporary society were kitchen gardening and the organic garden. Derived from the desire for a more sustainable, cost-effective and healthier way of life, these two trends were very popular in Australia. More Australians are growing their own organic vegetables and herbs in kitchen gardens for easy access to the freshest ingredients to use in their cooking. Increasingly, kitchen gardens are found on balconies and terraces, and in window boxes. This type of gardening is all about keeping food costs down and vegetables pesticide-free. WILD GARDENS The desire to re-create the wilderness in the garden has meant that many Australians are letting nature run its course. This also suits those with limited time and budgets. And many gardeners are achieving that unkempt look without leaving the garden completely to its own devices. In the US some bloggers call this ''constructed wilderness''. NATIVE AUSTRALIAN GARDENS The report confirms that the drought and the resulting desire to use water responsibly have had a big impact on Australian gardening. Many people choose drought- tolerant native plants which extract moisture from the soil much more effectively than their non-native counterparts. Celebrating Australia's unique native fauna in this way also requires less maintenance, which suits Australian gardeners' more laidback approach compared to gardeners in Europe. THE TOP 10 TRENDS 1 Kitchen Garden 2 Organic Garden 3 Feel-Good Garden 4 Designated and Artistic Garden 5 Re-Creating Wilderness 6 Social Garden 7 Urban Farming 8 Lush Garden 9 Container Gardening 10 Greenhouse Gardening Details: husqvarnaoutdoor products.com.au Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au Carports Awnings Pergolas Timber Decks Screen Enclosures Glass Rooms The Original Industry Leader in design, product & service 1300 552 330 ABSOLUTE 2121269i hln wk40 www.absoluteoutdoor.net Over 30 Years Experience YOUR ABSOLUTE OUTDOOR SPECIALIST SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER SPECIALS SAVEUPTO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172567i hln wk42
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