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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 we entertain. As well as all those great furnishings, your yard décor should include an outdoor clock.
You can find all kinds of great outdoor clocks to compliment your garden décor. Thermometers, barometric pressure meters, even weather forecasting stations can all be part of your outdoor clock. They are also available in sizes that range from small to large. The great thing about outdoor clocks is their ruggedness and most don’t require electricity because they run on batteries.
A Sunken Garden Design – You can make your garden more interesting by providing occasional changes in level. By raising a garden or lowering a paved area, you can create small enclosures that are ideal as sheltered, outdoor living spaces especially when a retaining wall can double as bench seating. On the other hand, you may want to create a sunken haven for shade-loving plants or an elevated patch of lawn to act as a sun trap.
Plants For Particular Aspects – A north-facing wall in total shade will be colder than other parts of the garden. Even plants that tolerate these conditions will grow more slowly than they would in other areas. ln the main, plants grown for their foliage are better on north-facing walls than those grown for their flowers.
There are a few flowering plants suitable for such walls. They include the evergreen climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris), which will climb a large wall without help and produce lace-cap hydrangea flowers that turn a pretty tan color as they fade and last into winter.
Carefully designing the herb garden pleases the eye and provides a blend of color and shape to enhance the beauty of the house they surround. This is as true for a herb garden as it is for any garden with a large design.
Even small herb gardens must have form and color. When you have finished planning out the space, you can start to implement the garden design. Draw the garden to scale on a piece of graph paper, putting in all the essential features, such as doors, windows, walls, fences and taps. Then transfer this design on to the ground marking out the areas you have chosen for herb containers in chalk on the patio or cut out sheets of paper to match the shapes of the containers.