Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment

Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment – If you have a spacious backyard you have probably spend considerable time debating what you should do with it. For some families it becomes a play space, essentially filled with climbing equipment, a sandbox and toys. For other families they want to utilize the space by creating an oasis and a refuge from the daily stresses of life. Water garden can be the key to that retreat. Continue Reading

Arbors And Trellises As Garden Décor

Arbors And Trellises As Garden Décor – Garden décor makes all the difference in making your yard or garden into a true outdoor home. Whether you have a large yard with multiple garden beds, or simply a small patio with furniture and potted plants, garden décor can help you to create a beautiful, welcoming space where you can get away from it all, entertain, relax and enjoy the beauties of nature. Continue Reading

Planning Your Backyard Garden

Planning Your Backyard Garden – With spring in the air, now is the time to start planning your backyard garden. For many homeowners, a backyard pond is a perfect supplement to your existing layout. The trickling of water in the background is the ideal way to supplement the natural, serene and relaxing atmosphere that the outdoors should offer. Continue Reading

Lattice Window Boxes

Lattice window boxes with beautiful flowers are better additions to your home. Whether you keep it as a home decoration or a way to beautify your own garden, the existence of flowers and plants around only signifies that nature really is doing its best to color our way of life. You may think that you could live without plants or flowering plants around you, you should think again. But, because of your own busy schedule, you cannot make some arrangements. That is the way of life as you always say but when you happen to receive bouquet of flowers, it helps lighten up your spirit and inspires you the whole day. It simply means that nature itself helps you in relieving your stress the simple but very effective way.


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Romantic Gardens – Then & Now

The romantic garden is basically a dream – a garden of bowers and gazebos, of scent and pastel colors, where plants grow with soft, arching habits and sweet-smelling flowers that never outgrow their allotted spaces. Birds flit from branch to branch, ferny foliage is reflected in still pools and nearby are the sound of waterfalls.

There is no reason why we cannot have a romantic garden in a modern setting. The most important things are colors and scent. The colors should be soft and gentle; pale pink, buff and white are romantic colors, and the flowers should be prolific. There are many new and old roses with pretty colors and delightful scents, which will flower for long periods and will not outgrow their spaces.

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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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