The couple loves to travel and the Indonesian island of Bali is number one for them. They would therefore love to taste these tropical atmospheres in their own garden. They would also like something nice for the kittens, so that they can also go into the garden.
The design immediately makes it clear that the bare tile garden is being transformed into a tropical garden that is kitten-friendly and maintenance-friendly. New tiles have been chosen in the Balinese atmosphere and of course lots of greenery. A self-made floating bench in an oxblood red color will hang from the shed. There will be a homemade scratching and climbing pole for the kittens. Finally, there will of course be a nice place to sit.
The empty garden has been rebuilt with a layer of sand so that the new tiles are at the same height. The sand bed has been leveled and vibrated to prevent subsidence in the future. Large, light gray concrete tiles with a ceramic top layer have been chosen for the terrace. These remain beautiful for a long time and fit extra well in the Balinese picture, especially in combination with all the greenery around it. The tiles are laid in half-brick bond, which gives it a more playful effect.
The old fence has been given a tropical touch by means of bamboo screens. Subsequently, palm trees have been planned in the garden for a real tropical atmosphere. A bench made of planks of wood has been placed at the barn. A seat in an ox red color has been chosen, so that it stands out in the tropical garden.
To make the garden cat-friendly, it was decided to place a homemade scratching and climbing post.
Bamboo is an extremely fast-growing grass. Because it can therefore be harvested often and lasts a very long time, it is a very sustainable product.
A little floaty is never wrong, especially when it comes to a nice seat in the garden. Tom has made a crazy niche against the back wall, so that a floating bench is created. This has been given the color oxblood red, which naturally fits the Asian atmosphere. Add some nice pillows and you suddenly have a wonderful chill place.
The Chinese fan palm
This special palm tree originally grows on high mountains in China. Because it can be very cold there and the wind can blow hard, this palm is quite strong. The Dutch climate is therefore an egg for the fan palm. The tree owes its name to the leaves that resemble a fan. These grow from the center of the tree to the palm again and again.
The Palm of Peace
The peace palm falls under the ferns and is therefore also called the fern palm. It is also often brought into the house as a houseplant, but it can also withstand the Dutch climate. But watch out when it’s going to freeze. As soon as the temperature drops below zero, it is better to wrap the palm with burlap.
The cabbage palm
Another special palm for the Balinese garden: the cabbage palm. This small palm grows upright with sword-like, brown-red leaves. When the palm is still young it starts with the crown at the ground, but as it gets older it forms a nice trunk.
The European dwarf palm
Finally, one last beautiful palm to complete the picture. The European dwarf palm is a native European palm species. The stems of the leaves are full of spines and the leaves themselves are fan-shaped. The name says it all: this palm does not grow tall and grows to a maximum height of 1 to 2 meters.
A tropical paradise for Kevin and Elisa
Finally, Kevin and Elisa’s garden set has now also been given a nice place in the middle of the garden, so that the picture is now really complete. Kevin and Elisa are very surprised with the end result of their beautiful tropical paradise. “How cool!” exclaims Kevin. “I really didn’t expect this.”
Elisa is also more than satisfied with their new garden. “Really cool!” says Elisa beaming. “What beautiful tiles and how well done, just like Bali!”
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