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Shadehouse Garden

The Shadehouse Garden is a shadecloth covered area attached to the western side of my house. It’s quite a large space and is hemmed in on one side by a rock wall and on the other by the western wall of our home.

The shadecloth covering offers shuts out 70% of the harmful UV rays of the sun and provides protection from the harsh strong direct sunlight on the western side of our property. This area also offers plants protection from the warm to hot drying winds that are commonplace here.

As the ground is mostly compacted granite soil and rock, there’s not much actually growing in the so-called soil. Most of the plants in this area are in pots or hanging baskets/containers.

The predominant plant that’s growing in the ground is Nephrolepis biserrata (Giant Sword Fern) and Neomarica longifolia (Yellow Walking Iris).

Other plants growing in-ground include:
Schefflera arboricola (variegated dwarf Umbrella Tree)
Dracaena fragrans massangeana (Happy Plant)
Dracaena godseffiana
Colcasia (Giant Elephant’s Ear)

The remaining plants are all growing in pots, hanging baskets and hanging containers.

This area adds a different dimension to my property – it’s my tropical garden.

Bernieh's Shadehouse garden is an indoor garden and is located in Townsville, Australia and currently contains 49 plants.

This is a Greenhouse garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 11. It has mainly Combination soil and receives Partial Sun light.




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