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Elements of Garden Design


Elements of Garden Design

There are many garden design rules, but no garden police to come and enforce them. So have some fun in your garden and give it your own personal touch. The only person you really have to please is yourself. Often our gardens are created in a haphazard fashion, with whatever plants are at hand or strike our fancy. When your garden starts to feel chaotic, or if you d like to avoid having it get that way, there are some key elements that make a garden …

Flowers garden design Plans


Flowers garden design Plans

When planning on how to design a garden , think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer long. Here s a plant list and gardening advice from The Old Farmer s Almanac . The ideal summer flower garden develops in waves, reaches crescendos of bloom, and depends on chronological succession. Choose flowers for their color, beauty, and fragrance, of course—but also consider the season in which they bloom. Avoid planting midsummer bloomers all in …

Design your own flower garden


Design your own flower garden

Have you ever seen a garden that just took your breath away? You visit two months later and the garden is again in full glory and you wonder how do people do it? How do you design a garden that offers visual interest through the seasons? University of Illinois Extension offers many resources to help you create your very own eye-stopping flowerbed. The Stepping Stones to Perennial Garden Design program has helped many gardeners create amazing outdoor …

Modern garden wall design


Modern garden wall design

We have all seen ivy winding its way up the outside surface of an aged brick building or wrapping its way up an attached wall trellis, but what if you implemented this on a whole-home scale and planned this process from the very start and designed it to encompass your entire living environment? That is precisely the design concept underlying this incredible eco-home appropriately nicknamed the ‘Garden House’ by architects Tham & Videgard Hanson …