Linear planting: serpents & dragons

Loved these slices of linear planting against the architectural surfaces along Swanston St.

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Grimwade Centre for Conservation

The plain underlying 70s building, now rejuvenated as the home of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, has been enlivened by a bright yellow metal facade punctured by the dark trunks of young elm trees. The canopy coalesces along the building like a serpent held aloft in a parade.

After a bit of building work just inside the Uni campus a couple of years, this line of crepe myrtle was tucked in along the buildings . Their straggly start is now over and the myrtles look set to take over.

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Crepe Myrtle walk

The deep red bursts of flowers make timely Chinese Dragon heads, jumping at passers by.

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Dragons Bloom

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