Climbing Plants As Part Of Your Landscape – The next time you’re doing some gardening or landscaping, and thinking about ways you can improve the aesthetics of your yard, consider adding some climbing plants as a part of your landscape. There are many climbers to choose from that will add elegance and beauty to your outdoor living area. Keep in mind that if you need to shape your garden, using landscape rakes can be beneficial to speed up the task.
When reviewing your outdoor space, try to identify those areas that you’re not very happy with. What do you want to change about them? Do you need some additional flowers or other plants? Perhaps the space doesn’t feel balanced? Climbing plants may be just the answer you are looking for to solve a variety of common problems in outdoor areas.
Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style – The Japanese garden strives to achieve harmony, privacy and calm. There is an attention to detail and clean lines, which makes it a high maintenance space.
Common elements are raked gravel, stepping stones, lanterns, ornamental bridges and pagoda.
Plants commonly found in Japanese gardens include dwarf pines, Japanese maple and bonsai with azalea blossom and the bright foliage of the firebush or maple adding color all year round.
Beautiful Patio Design Ideas – Thinking about a patio design can be both fun and confusing. You might be imagining entertaining your family and friends. Perhaps relaxing quietly enjoying the peace and quiet is a nice thought or even listening to some trickling water. Yet, how do you go about creating a patio design that you will really be happy with? Where do you start?
There are many patio design aspects to consider.
1. How large do you need your patio to be? Is it just a small sitting area for two, or do you need the space to entertain large groups of people? As a guide, a sixty inch round table and chairs would need about fifteen feet of space.
The Fairy Garden – Have you heard of those adorable Fairy gardens? They’re becoming increasingly popular and more and more people love that new addition in their house or backyard.
What are fairy gardens? A fairy garden is basically a miniature garden made of natural materials such as pebbles, wood and living plants. It’s meant to be an enchanted green scene where live tiny magical creatures such as Fairies, but also gnomes, dwarfs, elves etc. supposed to bring good luck to your home.
They usually include several components like fantastical figurines, but also miniature benches, houses, pathways, bridges and rivers that create this unique small universe and give it a charming soul. Continue Reading
Grapevines As A Part Of The Home Landscape – Growing grapes is becoming a common plant to grow with the home gardener for several reasons. Their juice and fresh fruit can be used for jelly, jam, and even wine, along with being picked and eaten fresh from the vine. In addition, grape vines can add ornamental value to your home landscape when trained to grow on an arbor, or trellis for shade or screen planting.
A healthy, well managed grapevine can produce up to 20 pounds or more of fresh fruit per vine in a growing season, and once established can be productive for 40 years or more. Choosing the right cultivars, maintaining a healthy soil fertility, proper annual pruning and having a pest management plan in place is very important in growing a successful crop of grapes.
Wrought Iron Art As A Part Of Garden Decor – Wrought iron art offers many options for growing your outdoor art garden. Just as you use wrought iron and other metals for your indoor living areas, think how beautiful they will be in your ‘naturally decorated’ outdoor living area. You can create the same ambience and style (rustic, modern, traditional, Tuscan) outdoors as you are able to do indoors. And, best of all, wrought iron outdoor art is pretty much maintenance free. You can set it and forget it.