OUT­DOOR DEC­O­RAT­ING

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Katie con­tin­ues the green theme in her out­door spa­ces, in­clud­ing pots and planters among the fur­ni­ture on the ve­ran­dahs. She has also amassed an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of suc­cu­lents. “Suc­cu­lents are hardy, which is great for Queens­land sum­mers,” she says. “I think I have about 30 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties, and around 100 pots.” When start­ing out, Katie chose both real and ar­ti­fi­cial va­ri­eties, but says as her green thumb im­proved, she phased out the faux plants. To cre­ate a col­lec­tion as stylish as Katie’s, she sug­gests buy­ing more than one of the same pot. “To keep your col­lec­tion co­he­sive, buy mul­ti­ples. They don’t nec­es­sar­ily have to all be the same, but mul­ti­ples make things looks de­lib­er­ate, rather than thrown to­gether.”

Into the pot Katie says ter­ra­cotta is af­ford­able and the per­fect ma­te­rial for suc­cu­lents.

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