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English Cottage Garden design


English Cottage Garden design

Ten Bold Native Plants to Update Granny s Cottage Garden I recently read a great article in the British Gardens Illustrated magazine that took a fresh look at plants for the traditional cottage garden. I’ve always had a soft spot for cottage gardens, as they are one garden archetype that adapts as well for small American gardens as it does for British ones. Plus, the charming jumble of perennials and shrubs is a truly sustainable model for American …

Design your Garden App


Design your Garden App

BEFORE: Photo of a small park. AFTER: Possible future design of a small park as envisioned in the iScape app. Since I began redesigning and expanding my flower gardens three summers ago, I ve moved shrubs and perennials from here to there, from there to yet another spot, trying to find the most aesthetically pleasing combinations of textures and colors, bloom time, and scale. Landscapers do all this arranging on paper, but I have to SEE it. Now there …

Raised bed Gardening design ideas


Raised bed Gardening design ideas

Raised bed vegetable garden! 11 Ideas to Consider when Designing a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Set up the raised bed garden the right way in the beginning! Plan your raised garden bed exactly how you want it because it can be difficult to move later. Trust me, I know! Make it adaptable so that you can add more raised beds as you need them. There is never enough space in the garden. Make sure the raised bed garden is expandable as you may want to add …

Hydrangea Garden design


Hydrangea Garden design

Submitted by Mary Jo Burza Grown across the country, hydrangeas have claimed a position of prominence in every style of American garden. Hydrangeas are one of the easiest ornamentals to grow – thriving in a variety of climates and conditions. This characteristic no doubt contributes to their popularity. More than 50 varieties of cultivated hydrangeas are now available. These cultivars provide a wealth of diversity, and range in height from 3 feet …

Full sun garden Designs


Full sun garden Designs

This month on Garden Designers Roundtable we explore the concept of Journey and how it relates to gardens and gardening. Just as a garden is a work in progress, gardener’s themselves are also evolving and changing. The road a gardener travels on the journey from newbie to green thumb is one that is very personal and unique to each gardener. No doubt your journey has been different from mine. It’s often said that a gardener’s journey begins with color …

Gardens Contemporary front garden design ideas


Gardens Contemporary front garden design ideas

If your front door is an unforgivable colour (think brown, purple, mustard, pink), give it a smart facelift and turn your home from laughing stock to serious contender in just hours. Looking for inspiration? Pick a colour that matches your brickwork or paintwork; choose darker shades if you live in a high traffic area (because more traffic = more dust which will show up on light colours), or consider a wide range of neutrals that don t date – this …

Front Yard Garden Ideas Designs


Front Yard Garden Ideas Designs

Image courtesy of Julie Orr Design Black-eyed Susans and a vine covered garden bench give this tiny front yard casual charm. Designer Julie Orr used mulch and ornamental grasses to keep the yard low maintenance. What small front yard gardens lack in size they make up for in their big opportunity to showcase creativity. Although what constitutes “small” varies, experts say following basic landscaping and interior design concepts will help create a …

Garden Design Courses Online


Garden Design Courses Online

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