Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains

Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains – Owl water fountains must be one of the most fun and attractive options to delight the eye and light the spirit. They combine the More »

Creative Garden Seats Ideas

Creative Garden Seats Ideas – Gardens are a great place to spend time and relax while poring over a book or sipping a hot cup of coffee. While this is a natural expectation More »

Garden Weathervane As Unique Garden Decor

Garden Weathervane As Unique Garden Decor – Gardeners spend long hours tending to their plants to ensure they grow. Some gardeners incorporate accessories into their gardens. One unique accessory is the garden weathervane. More »

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks – The garden and patio have become an extensions of our inside living space. We spend a great deal of time decorating both the garden and the patio area where More »

Outdoor Wall Fountains

The outdoor wall fountains give beauty to the setting which is the most obvious benefit that it could give. It is responsible for giving dramatic and romantic ambiance particularly if it is More »

 

Garden Design For The Climate

Garden Design For The Climate

Garden Design For The Climate – A comfortable garden needs a balance between sun and shade, through the day and through the year, and once you know which way your property faces, you can plan for it quite easily.

We all know that the sun rises in the east, sets in the west and is at its highest at noon, when it’s never quite overhead, but somewhere to the south. This is why the south side of the house gets the sun and the north side is in its own shade for most of the year. But not in summer, because the summer sunrise and sunset are quite a bit to the north of an east-west line.

Planting Solutions For Clay Soils In The Garden

Planting Solutions For Clay Soils In The Garden

Planting Solutions For Clay Soils In The Garden – Different gardens in the same street, and even different parts of the same garden, can have different types of soil, so don’t assume that, because your neighbours have clay soil, you will too. It’s also important not to worry. There are some wonderful gardens that have done very well on clay soil because it’s such a fertile growing medium and nutrients are retained well in the soil.

Some perennials, and woody plants, will do particularly well. Other suggestions for your clay soil garden design include hawthorn trees, daylilies, lady’s mantel and blue rug juniper.

Determining The Size And Shape Of The Garden

Determining The Size And Shape Of The Garden

Determining the size and shape of the garden – The immovable parameters of the garden itself – its size and shape – will determine to some extent how patterns and spaces can be used. A long thin garden, a square, rectangular, triangular, or dog-legged one, will each need handling in a different way. The appearance and feel of the final composition, and the positioning of the various components, will depend to a large extent on how a ground pattern is created within the limitations of a garden shape.

Whatever the configuration of your plot, it will probably need modifying or strengthening in some way. A long thin garden, for example, will need to be divided up into different areas or ‘rooms’, each with its own character and purpose.

Potted Plants For Cold Seasons

Potted Plants For Cold Seasons

Potted plants for cold seasons – Potted plants make wonderful additions to the yard right through the year – even in winter. With a small army of pots of various sizes tucked away in the garden shed or behind the garage or barn, you can create a moveable garden of potted plants for cold seasons. These portable gardens get their start ‘out back’ somewhere, where they wait backstage for their grand entrance when it’s ‘curtain call’ time for them.

The key to success in these seasonal potted gardens is planning and timing. Make your plans on paper for the varieties of plants you want to display for each season, then ‘plant ahead’ so those particular plants will be ready for display in conjunction with their season.