Arbors And Trellises As Garden Décor

Arbors And Trellises As Garden Décor – Garden décor makes all the difference in making your yard or garden into a true outdoor home. Whether you have a large yard with multiple More »

Year-Round Container Gardens: Designing Tips

Year-Round Container Gardens: Designing Tips -With the ever-increasing array of containers from all over the world to choose from and a dazzling range of plants to fill them, it is hardly surprising More »

Decorating Your Garden For Christmas

Decorating Your Garden For Christmas – Decorating your garden with all kinds of festive decor for the holidays will add cheer to your home. You can decorate the outside of your home as More »

Wrought Iron Art As A Part Of Garden Decor

Wrought Iron Art As A Part Of Garden Decor – Wrought iron art offers many options for growing your outdoor art garden. Just as you use wrought iron and other metals for More »

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 »

 

Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden

Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden

Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden – Every new garden requires careful planning. It is so easy to pick up any plant you like and plant it. However, this is not a recipe for success. You should first decide what kind of garden project you’d like to establish – flowering plants, ornamentals or vegetables. Thereafter, the choice of plants for the garden depends on three basic factors:

1. What plants are best suited for your geographical area,

2. How much time are you willing to set aside for the maintenance and upkeep of your garden,

3.What plants are best suited for each area in your garden.

Climbing Roses: Embellishment For Your Garden

Climbing Roses: Embellishment For Your Garden

Climbing roses grace the trellises of English tearooms and the archways of European gardens. Climbing roses, a meandering sibling of the more traditional rose varieties, provides a unique floral embellishment to a garden landscape. Many growers believe that no garden is complete without some ornamental climbing roses.

Growing climbing roses for their intended purposes presents some challenges. Since they are not actual vines, which we know cling to the sides of buildings, fences and other structures, they don’t have their own support structure that attaches to surfaces. It is the job of the grower to manipulate the rose to weave and snake appropriately for the dramatic affect that only these roses can create.

Triangular-Shaped Gardens

Triangular-Shaped Gardens

Triangular-Shaped Gardens – Triangular plots are not as unusual as you might think. They are often found where the original building site met a road or a river. This shape can seem limiting and the apex seems to draw the eye uncomfortably, especially if the garden is new and bleak, surrounded by bare fences that exaggerate the awkward shape.

You can use tallish trees and shrubs to conceal the awkward-looking pointed section. A small grove of trees or a group of shrubs at the apex will create a feeling of height and space and conceal the narrowness at the end of the garden.

Garden Fences And Fence Styles

Garden Fences And Fence Styles

Garden Fences And Fence Styles – Garden fences provide various degrees of privacy and architectural interest, but they may also cut off light and breezes. Select a fence style that will satisfy your needs: a louvre or trellis will let in breezes; a panel or vertical-board fence will offer privacy. Or combine two styles: for example, a solid one below with an open style above.

Vertical-board garden fences and screens are popular and easy to construct. By nailing boards to both sides of the rails, you will allow breezes in, but maintain privacy.