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Small Water Garden Designs


Small Water Garden Designs

Houzz is a great website to find ideas for your home and garden. When thinking about installing a koi pond, research as much as possible before you begin and definitely look at pictures of what others have had built. Here are a couple of examples of what I have created for others: When planning the initial phase of a pond with a waterfall, one should view the potential site from different vantage points. Where will people be enjoying the waterfall? …

Annual Flower Garden Designs


Annual Flower Garden Designs

Does your perennial bed cry out for color during that stretch of summer between Independence Day and Labor Day? Then plant some annuals. They flourish in hot weather, high humidity, and even drought. Plus, its easy to add annuals right where you need a punch of color. And if you don t like the combinations you create, it s easy enough to switch things up next year. We ve matched some commonly grown midsummer perennials with annual plants whose color …

Small raised bed garden design


Small raised bed garden design

Make your own raised beds in less than an hour and save big bucks. Credit: Doreen G. Howard Print Email Every time I open a plant catalog or see a television commercial for sale-priced $99 raised bed gardening kits, I cringe! You don t need to spend that kind of money to build your own four-by-four-foot bed or even a 20-foot-long one. My husband builds mine. He buys two 1 x 8-inch cedar boards, which don t rot with age. They come in 8-foot lengths …

Perennial Flower Garden Designs


Perennial Flower Garden Designs

In this issue The Garden Design Issue: Fantastic fall flower arrangements; build a better border; spring blooms to plant now; 12 design lessons from the pros; choose the best fence for your yard and more! more Poll You Must select an option. Please try again. Hope Sprouts There s room for trial and error in every garden. When I bought my house, I was ecstatic about the existence of a mature tree peony in the backyard. Then I made a mistake. I decided …

Photos of Gardens Designs


Photos of Gardens Designs

Rebecca Sweet, the Northern California garden designer known for her ability to creatively transform ordinary outdoor spaces into balanced, living works of art, released a new book last month. And, as expected, it’s as useful as she is talented. In a quick e-mail interview with editor Shannon Roxborough, the dynamic designer dishes on her latest work. From garden shows and seminars to the pages of Horticulture and Sunset, designer and blogger Rebecca …

Flower garden design software


Flower garden design software

To have a beautiful garden doesn’t only depend on having beautiful plants and blooming flowers. These plants and flowers must be placed in proper order to have a view that is pleasing to the eyes. To have this you must use good flower garden layouts that enhance the beauty of the plants and of the entire garden. These layouts take into consideration the texture, color, and the moods that your garden can give especially during the seasons that all …

Terraced gardens Designs


Terraced gardens Designs

Terraces have been used sustainably for centuries. Why not make a down-scaled version for your garden? One of the first things to consider in beginning to design a garden is where, exactly, it should be. I have to say that this step usually takes a secondary place in my mind to exciting images of plants and vegetables flourishing in glorious abundance; but unless you make a plan first, this flourishing could easily just as well become glorious chaos …

Small Flower garden Designs


Small Flower garden Designs

Just Google “Fuchsia and Orange weddings” and you’ll see close to a million results instantly populate. Nothing says POP like the juxtaposition of these two vibrant colors, as they capture hues from the entire color wheel. Needless to say, we were thrilled to be designing Blessy and John’s wedding reception at the Marriott Heron Bay using these two popular colors. ere you turned, from the seats to the fabrics to the flowers, the room was covered in …