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.
Garden Rocking Chairs – For years, individuals have dropped into garden rocking chairs to find rest. At the end of a long day, they have soothed their tired bodies and minds. They have rocked on their porches, soaked in the outdoors through their senses, and observed the activities of animals and other humans.
Garden rocking chairs now come in other materials besides wood, but they continue to offer a combination of two remedies for stress and weariness. The enjoyment of the outdoors, combined with the physical motion of rocking, brings a sense of peace and well-being to many people.
Artificial Effects In The Garden – The range of materials that can be used in a garden includes the old and the new. Both can be used in all kinds of ways, and they must either merge with and enhance the existing look, being dictated by the planting scheme and atmosphere, or wittily stand out, catching visitors by surprise.
The best gardens have a touch of both, using a wide range, from stone, shells and water to concrete, metal, plastic, stained glass, colored pebbles, ornamental tiles, paint, wood, artificial lighting and slide projectors. In short, anything goes, but only if it looks good.
Christmas holiday is just around the corner. We can feel the crisp air and the cooler nights. Different Christmas decorations are now displayed all over the place – around the neighborhood, in the malls, churches, and even our offices.
If you prefer prefer holiday decorations that are different than the usual Santa Claus, snowmen, and Christmas lights, check out these great indoor holiday plants instead. Be eco-friendly! Remember, plants provide oxygen. They also clean the indoor air while providing holiday warmth.
Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter – The main thing to keep in mind through the autumn and winter months is that the weather can be quite harsh. Therefore spring and summer furniture will need to be replaced with something more hard-wearing. Wicker and light plastic chairs for example will be no use in windy, harsh weather. You should ideally purchase weatherproof furniture that won’t blow away. Continue Reading