Flowers On Steps – Make more of a feature of steps in your garden, and soften the edges of paving surfaces, by placing pots at the sides. Leave enough room to walk up the steps comfortably, although, if you are growing aromatic plants, it is an added bonus to brush against their foliage, releasing the fragrance as you walk past. Continue Reading
Sculpture is placed in gardens to provide pleasing forms or a way of marking and emphasising spaces and contrasts, as a focal point or surprise, and to give a sense of movement or stillness. Traditionally, sculpture had a certain symbolism but, in general, this is not so meaningful today.
Many people associate sculpture with traditional western forms such as large stone or lead figures from classical literature. These are too large, too grand and too steeped in the past to look at home in many of today’s small gardens. However, sculpture incorporates many other objects that can add interest, focal points, humour or romance to garden.
Is living in the city hindering your desire and passion for gardening? Is your limited space making you hesitant on putting up your own garden? If so, you don’t have to worry anymore because you can still make your small urban garden by following these simple guidelines on how to make your successful garden in the city.
If you are living in a small place with a limited space for a garden, the best thing to do is to use pots. Whether they may be commercially bought or customized pots don’t really matter as long as they can serve the purpose of their use. Basically, planting on the ground is the same as planting on pots. You need to have a good soil with adequate nutrients that the types of plants will need. This is needed for the good growth of your garden plants.
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.
Contemporary Garden Style – Garden design in the twentieth century has become both a profession and an energetic contributor to the development of modern ideas about space and form. The term ‘contemporary garden style’ rather defies definition, but it is useful for drawing together the many different strands in garden design thinking, from the Bauhaus in the 1920s to the present day. The best contemporary gardens do capture the mood of society at a particular time, and reflect the particular lifestyles of their owners.
They also show an understanding of the various components and materials used, both in hard and soft landscape terms. This makes the best gardens timeless.
Pergolas, arbors, gazebos and other small structures open to the air provide pleasant places for shelter or simply to sit in and enjoy the view of your garden. They can also provide interesting and attractive focal points in the garden.
It is important to make sure all these structures are generously proportioned but not too large or grandiose for the size and style of garden you are creating, otherwise they will be overbearing and detract from the beauty of the garden itself.