The house-side passage is often wasted, and becomes a dreary ‘no go’ area. All to often the house-side passage is a forgotten space, a dreary corridor that becomes a dumping ground for any unwanted objects. It is rarely seen as part of the overall garden, simply a way between back and front or to the side door. Yet the potential can be considerable, particularly if the gap between the house and boundary is a reasonable one. Windows often look into the house-side passage, sometimes from the kitchen and sometimes from a living room, making the provision of a well thought-out scheme all the more important.
Small Garden Project Ideas – Garden designs focus on huge acres and pieces of land, ignoring that most people are not lucky or privileged enough to enjoy such spaces. On the other hand, sometimes people come across garden ideas for small spaces they didn’t know that existed, or could not even imagine.
What we all want is to grow plants and maintain a garden that will give a refreshing tone to our house, enhancing its quality and looks. When designing small gardens, the first and most important requirement is imagination, a great eye and experience. Opposite to common belief, a small garden might have its limits, but it doesn’t need to be limiting.
Adding statues and ornaments is an excellent way to enhance the beauty your garden. They not only offer a pop of vibrant colors to your garden, they can also make it seem more alive and fun. There are varied selection of garden statuary and ornaments featuring figurines, garden gnomes, and garden lanterns. Indeed, garden decorations accentuate any garden while preserving its beauty even at night. With these gorgeous garden decorations you will love to spend a cozy evening enjoying the dusk or entertaining your friends and guess under the warmth of glow of a flickering candle. By placing lanterns around your patio or porch you would definitely create a great environment for you and for everyone. With a variety of colors and shades and shapes, you will have the option to choose the perfect lantern and decorations for your beautiful garden.
Wildlife can be enticed into the garden by providing a variety of habitats and sources of food. Ideally, the garden should contain a woodland area, a wild flower meadow and a pond, all features that can be adapted to fit into a small wildlife garden successfully. Make the most of the conditions that prevail in your garden. For example, a poor soil is ideal for growing a wild flower meadow, while a damp, shady area will suit many woodland plants.
Other good habitats include a pond and a dry stone wall or a pile of logs. You need plants that will supply pollen, nectar, berries and seeds. Wild flowers will also encourage many small creatures. Give structure to the garden with a natural stone path set in grass or a forest bark path winding through a grove of trees.
Two sorts of Azalea are widely available as flowering pot plants. The Indian azalea (Rhododendron simsii) is by far the most popular one – the less usual type is the Japanese Azalea (Rhododendron obtusum). Both are dwarf shrubs which grow about 1-1½ ft high.
Countless Indian Azaleas are bought every year at Christmas time to provide decoration during the holiday season and into The New Year. When buying a plant pick one with a few open flowers and a mass of buds. Without correct care the flowers wilt and the leaves drop in a week or two. The secret of keeping a plant in bloom for many weeks and capable of coming back into flower the following year is to keep it wet (not just moist), distinctly cool and brightly lit. Remove faded flowers promptly.
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