We've all had the experience of buying a plant, planting it in the ground, and having it wither away no matter how much TLC it gets. One glance at Khloé Kardashian's garden and it's clear this isn't the case for the socialite.
Her front yard garden is thriving, practically bursting with a vibrant green olive bush and white flowers. What's her secret? We consulted with Homes & Gardens's Head of Gardens Rachel Bull to get the scoop on how Khloé keeps the outdoor space looking so lush. According to Rachel, it comes down to the fact that Khloé has planted for the local area.
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When asked about Khloe's backyard idea, Rachel stated: 'The olive bush in Khloe’s exterior living space is abundant, vibrant and clearly thriving. It is in incredible condition. The dense dark green leaves are glossy and lush, and perfectly complement Khloe’s incredible dress of the same shade.' The impressive bush immediately stands out and is a refreshing alternative to just an olive tree which while a huge garden trend, it's not particularly unique.
Rachel is a gardening writer, flower grower and floral designer. Her journalism career began 15 years ago on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a range of consumer, business and special interest titles, Rachel became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. She then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, and has created floral installations at iconic London venues including Kew Gardens, the Barbican and Peckham's Asylum Chapel
Rachel attributes the plant's health to the California climate. Planting locally can ensure a much more sustainable garden. Rachel said, 'Olive is native to the Mediterranean, and therefore loves warm, dry climates, and flourishes in states like California and Arizona. They are drought-tolerant plants, and ideal for growing en masse in warmer areas to create a statuesque, expensive feel.'
Furthermore, olive trees are an incredibly resilient plant, making them an excellent choice for any garden. 'An emblem of peace, wisdom, and abundance, once established in a yard these evergreen shrubs are virtually indestructible, ' says Rachel. She continues, 'This image is a masterclass - not just in styling, but also in showing how plants in their right environment will thrive.'
Whether it's an olive tree, a type of flower, or a cactus, all plants thrive best in the environment they were built for. By focusing on planting locally, you give your garden plants the best chance to thrive. You might even be able to get your garden looking as fabulous as Khloe's.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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