The suc­cess of any gar­den lies in the gar­dener’s abil­ity to work with the in­her­ent strengths and idio­syn­cra­sies of the site. Lyn­dall sheds light on her ap­proach:

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Choose plants that will thrive in their lo­ca­tions, bear­ing in mind that con­di­tions can vary within a gar­den. In this case, one side of the gar­den is shady while the other en­joys full sun. Ac­cen­tu­ate key de­sign el­e­ments with plants. Here, we se­lected round-leaved Carissa gran­di­flora ‘Desert Star’ and Cras­sula ovata be­cause they echo the cir­cu­lar lawn. Other plants are clipped into ball shapes for the same rea­son.

Work with the ex­ist­ing el­e­ments. We played up the sil­very-grey tones of the tim­ber deck in the plant pal­ette – lots of greens with sil­ver-fo­liage high­lights.

A D B C CA Step­ping stones among the Ja­panese clump­ing grass ( Zoysia tenuifo­lia). B A var­i­ously sized group of pots con­tain­ing (from left) cen­tury plant ( Agave gem­i­ni­flora), fox­tail fern ( As­para­gus den­si­florus ‘My­er­sii’) and a yel­low frangi­pani ( Plume­ria acu­ti­fo­lia) un­der­planted with Di­chon­dra ‘Sil­ver Falls’. C The per­fect perch from which to view the cir­cu­lar gar­den. D Mag­nif­i­cent Bougainvil­lea ‘Scar­lett O’Hara’ in all its dark-pink glory.LEFT An aerial view of the gar­den show­ing the cir­cle of lawn and tex­tu­ral plant­ing. The beau­ti­ful crown of a ken­tia palm ( Howea forste­ri­ana) can be seen on the top edge of the cir­cu­lar lawn. #

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