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 »

 

Winter Patio Decorating Ideas

Winter Patio Decorating Ideas

Winter patio decorating ideas – When you think of the patio during the winter months, ‘gray’, ‘gloomy’ and ‘boring’ are words that probably come to mind. But your winter patio doesn’t have to be any of that! Here are some helpful winter patio decorating ideas that will brighten any garden space.

Poinsettias are in season and their vibrant red, white or pink hues, combined with their green leaves, are enough to add color to any gray and dismal outdoor area. Go to your local supermarket or nursery and stock up on a few of these plants. You can keep them in containers or plant beds outside, but bring them back inside or cover them up if the outdoor temperatures get extremely cold or if a freeze is expected. Be sure to keep them away from pets though. Poinsettias are only mildly toxic to animals, but it’s better safe than sorry.

Japanese Garden Style

Japanese Garden Style

Japanese Garden Style – It is difficult for people from western countries to appreciate the garden art of Japan. It is an art born of religion and woven into the cultural history of the country over two thousand years.

The generic term ‘Japanese garden’ incorporates many different styles, but it is their underlying principles that are now copied throughout the world. The essence of the Japanese garden lies in the recreation of nature within its boundaries. The classic example, with which most people are familiar, is the kind of rock and raked sand composition that can be seen in gardens such as that at Kyoto.

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.