Using Colors To Improve Outdoor Living Space

Using Colors To Improve Outdoor Living Space – As suburban gardens become smaller, outdoor areas have evolved into more of an extension to our interior living space. Much more thought needs to be given to decorating the available space so that it becomes a totally integrated area. Color in particular greatly affects our moods and changes the feeling of the space within which we relax, play and entertain. And for plant lovers, there’s a plant that’s suitable for every color scheme and every location. Continue Reading

Growing Fruit In Containers

Anyone contemplating growing fruit in containers has to consider the shape and design of the garden. Almost without exception, fruit grown in containers needs to be trained against a wall and this requires a framework of wires. It should be looked on as a permanent feature. The only exceptions are fruit trees grown on a roof garden as free-standing pyramids or strawberries grown in individual pots or strawberry planters. Continue Reading

Secret Garden Style

Ever since gardens were first made, emphasis has been laid on their seclusion; they were seen as retreats from the fierce world outside. The idea of the hortus conclusus has run through garden design since Roman times, and was influential in shaping both Moghul and medieval European gardens. The ‘secret garden’ has appeared in the literature of many lands. Hidden gardens within a garden were common in 16th century England, and only went out of fashion with the ‘landscape’ movement in the 18th century. Continue Reading

Landscaping On A Slope

Landscaping On A Slope – Yards with hills and slopes can present challenges to landscapers. Here are some suggestions for working with them. You may even discover that your problem is hiding an opportunity to make your yard even more interesting. Slopes can present challenges to landscapers. But a good landscaper can find a way to turn those challenges into opportunities to showcase their yard. Continue Reading