‘Paradox’ Fierce

Ray Henderson has made garden art from plants …. at 

Planty Fierce Event page and My Open Garden 

‘Paradox’ garden at 25 Curringa Close, Glenning Valley open FREE Saturday, 5th March 10am – 4pm

Ok I’ve been here at Forresters Beach nearly 18 months now and in that time I’ve seen quite a few very good private gardens made by obsessively talented “planty” industry colleagues that have never been opened before. 

‘Paradox’ garden in Glenning Valley is one of them, open FREE Saturday, 5th March 10am – 4pm as part of a designer ramble I’m calling “Planty Fierce”.  

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‘Paradox’ fiercely vibrant textures

From an unassuming laneway ‘Paradox’ rushes at you from the drive like a richly encrusted pizza. Looking at closer proximity, its clear the entire garden is woven together like a tight rug of jewel coloured textures. Its creator Ray Henderson is an unrepenting  bromelia-holic as you will freely see looking across this astonishing combination of Bromeliaceae from the tiniest treasure to enormous hero plants, skilfully heightened with contrasting euphorbia, hesperaloe, furcraea, mangave, ensetes, greyia, crassula, beschorneria, oscularia and many, many more …

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Hero plants Giant Hemp (Furcreae foetida mediopicta variegata) and Abyssinian Banana (Ensetes ventricosum) are visual “smacka” wondering around ‘Paradox’

Leaving without a piece of ‘Paradox’ from Ray’s sales section is unthinkable so bring cash and boxes, you WILL be sorely tempted here …. Especially in view of the vast majority of bromeliads suited to full sun conditions to bring your garden extra punch where a blast of foliage colour is required, the spectacular flowers are just a bonus !!   

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