Jack Frankston’s garden shows exactly what can happen on the outskirts of the city

Jacques Semler, an “unreleased” gardener, said she found a house three and a half years ago and felt like she was starting a garden. Unlike previous rental properties, there were no standards for what she could and could not do. So she did a lot. She cleared the lawn – front and back. She picks up concrete and tears the installation.

She summed up every place, and I mean Each Location, with plants. Her garden is located not only in front of, but also in the back of the house, on each side of the driveway, up and down the wall, above the cliff, along the sidewalk and on the sidewalk. , And her partner Matt, 1950s house.

Jack Semler calls himself a ‘botanical expert.’CreditSimon Schultur

The main message she wants to convey this week when she opens her garden with Open Paradise Victoria is how much anyone can grow on the outskirts of the city in a few years.

Semler Frankston owns 500 square feet[500 sq m]and has more than half of the garden. Semler, who has worked at the Diggers Club for more than five years and is currently working in the plant community, says she has chosen a variety of plants, but says more experienced growers should plant only what they like.

Structures give the opposite point to the planted wild energy

Structures give the opposite point to the planted wild energyCreditSimon Schultur

“This is good advice for everyone,” she says. “If you love sunflowers, grow lots of sunflowers. If you like roses, grow roses.

Mistakes also happen, but that is part of the process. “Just grab a crack and see if it doesn’t work,” Semler said. Experiment and play, visit other gardens and start to see what others like and dislike. Gardens are about growth, learning and change. People think they have planted a tree and can’t move, but most of the time you can.

Semler does not want 'no boundaries' between plants and life.

Semler does not want ‘no boundaries’ between plants and life.CreditSimon Schultur

Semler’s own desire is for “flowers and seasonal beauty and no boundaries between plants and life.” She loves the ever-changing, varied gardens of interest.

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