All gardens have views, even if they are completely hemmed in by high city walls. Such views can be good or bad and may need to be emphasized or screened accordingly. In positive terms, a good view can be a price less part of your garden design and will need to be high lighted in some way. Continue Reading
A lighted stepping stone can add the necessary light needed to illuminate walkways around any home. They are inexpensive to install and use the sunlight as an energy source. They are a great way to conserve energy while allowing people to see where they are going. Continue Reading
Garden entrances and exits can easily make of break an otherwise carefully measured composition. The choice of gates is vast, and you need to consider carefully the style and scale of your garden entrance, and the general impression that it will make. Continue Reading
Potted plants for cold seasons – Potted plants make wonderful additions to the yard right through the year – even in winter. With a small army of pots of various sizes tucked away in the garden shed or behind the garage or barn, you can create a moveable garden of potted plants for cold seasons. These portable gardens get their start ‘out back’ somewhere, where they wait backstage for their grand entrance when it’s ‘curtain call’ time for them. Continue Reading
Plants For Contemporary Containers – Simple plants with strong shapes are the sort that will look best with contemporary containers. If your plants are over-fussy, you completely lose the effect of your stylish pot. For the same reason, it’s a good idea not to mix too many plants together. Continue Reading
Plants For Particular Aspects – A north-facing wall in total shade will be colder than other parts of the garden. Even plants that tolerate these conditions will grow more slowly than they would in other areas. ln the main, plants grown for their foliage are better on north-facing walls than those grown for their flowers.