Category Archives: Garden styles

Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment

Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment

Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment – If you have a spacious backyard you have probably spend considerable time debating what you should do with it. For some families it becomes a play space, essentially filled with climbing equipment, a sandbox and toys. For other families they want to utilize the space by creating an oasis and a refuge from the daily stresses of life. Water garden can be the key to that retreat.

Hidden Beauty Of Winter Gardens

Hidden Beauty Of Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens – During the grey and cold days of winter, our gardens lack the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents of the other seasons.

However, if you have paid attention to the basic definition of your landscaping, winter is the time when silhouettes of bushes and trees and dried seed heads or bright winter berries come into play. Woody plants with beautiful bark and interesting architectural structure can form the backbone of your winter garden.

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden – The main problem with a narrow gardens is that they can feel like you’re standing in a corridor. In a narrow garden your eye is drawn straight to the boundaries making the space seem small and claustrophobic. This type of garden does not invite exploration and the furthest parts of the garden often remain dark, dank and unused. Counteracting the claustrophobic feeling and giving the impression of greater space and depth are the main challenges when designing a narrow garden.

Shapes In Informal Gardens

Shapes In Informal Gardens

Shapes In Informal Gardens – An informal garden has carefully planned spaces but conceals its boundaries. You can create boundaries by using native mixed hedging such as hawthorn, holly and briar roses or, in larger gardens, by planting  clumps of trees such as birch or rowan

Irregularity is achieved by organic-looking spaces and winding curves. A grassy lawn may lead circuitously to a wild garden or a rose garden. Make sure the shapes are generous. Paths should wind gently in large curves, not wiggle up the garden in a worm-like way.