Planned Gardens (Part 2)

Because so much of the pattern in planned gardens is derived from paths and low hedges, it is necessary to bring in some vertical elements to provide height and interest. These can be introduced in various ways. A sundial or bird-bath on a pedestal or a stone fountain can make a good central feature. Yew or box clipped into tall shapes or mop-headed box or bay trees in tubs can be positioned in rows on either side of a path.

Focal points. A focal point is something that attracts attention. It might be a small building or tree on the horizon or a sculpture or urn. A focal point should be deliberate. You do not want the eye attracted towards a washing line or tool shed. The eye likes to go to a focal point in a straight line, so formal gardens are asking for focal points to be positioned at the ends of straight paths.

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Planned Gardens (Part 1)

Planned gardens are precise and often arranged symmetrically around a central axis, which divides the garden down the middle. The central path may have paths crossing it at ritgh angles, dividing the garden into rectangles or squares. A very small and square garden might not have a straight path, just a central feature with paving around it. Path should be carefully detailed, hedges precise and evergreen shrubs clipped into disciplined shapes.


Hedges. Because a symmetrical pattern is the important thing, hedges are often used to mark out the pattern like piping on a cushion. Many of these are low so that they emphasise the basic geometry and do not hide one part from another. Box is one of the most popular shrubs for low hedges, as it grows slowly and is easy to clip.

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Small Greenhouse Design

In this age of steel and glass, space has become quite a serious constraint. Lush, green backyard garden with tall trees and colorful shrubs is now a distant dream. Well, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can no longer satiate the desire of your ‘inner gardener’. Simply put, there are now ways to create your small green Eden somewhere at your backyard, front yard, roof top, patio and gazebo. It is possibly the best time to consider a small greenhouse to add wings to imaginations.

Technology has made its presence felt in almost every sphere and your home gardening ideas is indeed no exception. With the mammoth rise of the concept of garden house, you are no more limited to the traditional backyard gardening ideas.

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How To Create Your Special Garden

How To Create Your Special Garden – Many of us want a beautiful garden to relax in and to show off to our neighbors or anyone who happens to pass by our house. When we get this great idea to landscape our yard we get the itch to start before our time – but before we start digging into the soil we first need to slow down, sit down, and design it. This means that all those plans in your head need to be put on paper.

Examine your yard (front and back) and imagine in your head what you want to see in your garden. Make a list of everything you want it to have. This list can include trees, flowers, herbs, shrubs, a fountain, and even a pond if you have enough space.

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Pergola: A Beautiful Addition To Your Garden

Pergola: A Beautiful Addition To Your Garden – Pergolas are a type of gazebo that are very common in outdoor spaces. They can provide a little shade, and a lot of beauty. They can also be attached to houses to create a fluid outdoor area, or they can be detached and free standing. No matter what type of pergola you have, here are some ways to turn it into a beautiful addition to your garden.

Lights. Lighting your pergola with strings of lights is a guaranteed way to make it a breathtaking, romantic space. Most people use white strands of lights or twinkle-lights, but the options are as wide as your imagination! You can use lights with curtains or drapes to create a private atmosphere great for any occasion.

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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas – Front yard landscaping is a fun expression of yourself and your home. If you are looking for a way to say, ‘welcome to my home’ then you may want to start thinking about redesigning your front yard. If you were coming to visit your house, would you want to knock on your front door? If you are not sure about that answer, then you may want to start thinking of ways to spruce up your front yard. To help you get started, here are some fresh front yard landscaping ideas:

1. Add some flowers to your front yard

Your home is a stranger’s first impression of you. To make your home look friendlier, add some flowers to your yard. Flowerbeds are great and simple ways to accent your front yard.

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