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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Must-Have Garden Décor Items

Must-Have Garden Décor Items – Garden décor plays a crucial role in the overall beauty and functionality of a garden. Although today the list of décor items available in the market is endless leaving people spoilt for choice, below are four must-have garden décor items that every gardener should use – garden statues, garden ornaments, plants and planter boxes are a wonderful means of adding style and color to a garden.

Garden statues

The right garden statue can transform a bland and boring garden into a spectacular and attractive one. A garden statue can bring charm and a unique character to the typical garden.

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The Plant Window

The Plant Window – The most successful of all terraria is the plant window. It is essentially a window with an external pane or panes of glass (doubled-glazed to provide winter insulation) and an internal fully-glazed door which can be opened to get to the space within. At the base of this space is a tray filled with gravel in which the pots are housed and then hidden with damp peat.

Plant windows are a feature of many homes in Germany, Scandinavia, Holland and parts of the U.S – but are a rarity in UK houses. This type of display is generally built at the time of house construction – it is a difficult task to construct one on to an existing building.

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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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Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs

Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs – When choosing plants for a winter container, see what is available in the garden. There are dozens of small flowering plants at this time of year, and while many are grown under deciduous trees, where they spread freely, many can also be grown in pots to add color inside the home.

An excellent example is Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite). It has bright yellow flowers offset by highly attractive leaves. You can also grow Cyclamen coum or its more tender relative, C. persicum. Cyclamen have sweetly-scented pink, red or white flowers through the winter months.

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