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 »

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 »

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 »

 

Using Macramé Plant Holders

Using Macramé Plant Holders

The art of making macramé plant holders has existed for a very long time, and macramé itself dates back to as early as the 13th century. Macramé is a type of art that uses tying knots as opposed to knitting, braiding, or weaving. Usually knots are square knots using half hitch and also full hitch knots. Macramé has been used to create many accessories such as plant holders, belts, jewelry and so much more.

Arab weavers in the western hemisphere are recognized as some of the earlier users of macramé. Knots would be employed to make fringe on the ends of towels and blankets, as well as shawls and veils.

Lawn Decorating Ideas

Lawn Decorating Ideas

Idea to changing your simple lawn into an attractive backyard is not as tough as it sounds. All you must do is settle on a look that stands for your own style and character; go as elaborate or as simple as you wish. Having a veranda or garden outside your house is always a good thing. It offers an extra bit of space which one can use for a range of purposes.

You may have a birthday party, a friend’s re-union, some annual celebration, or a small family get-together. It’s highly convenient and saves you a lot of money. Renting a lodge or cottage for these occasions is a pretty expensive venture. Here are a few useful ideas to decorate your garden and give it an attractive look.

Using Color In Garden Design

Using Color In Garden Design

Color is very much a matter of taste in the garden design as anywhere else. Some people want their garden to be a riot of reds and bright colors; others prefer a more subtle approach of misty blues and pinks in association with silver leaves. Others again will find the variety of colors provided by foliage alone is all the color they need.

Color is not a finite thing. It is affected by all sorts of things, including the other colors surrounding it, the quality of the light shining on it and the texture of the flower or leaf itself. Colors also appear different in different climates. In Mediterranean areas, the harsh overhead sun creates hard contrast and shadowes. Bright colors are necessary or they will not be noticed at all. The more intense the light, the more saturated the color needs to be.

Building A Rain Garden

Building A Rain Garden

Rain gardens are located to receive runoff from hard a surface such as a roof, a downspout, a sidewalk or a driveway. Rain garden is easy to install, looks good year-round, requires almost no maintenance and has a terrifically upbeat impact on the environment. No wonder rain gardens are such a great new gardening trend!

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment plants often can’t handle the deluge of water, and in many locations the untreated water ends up in natural waterways. The EPA estimates as much as 70 percent of the pollution in our streams, rivers, and lakes is carried there by storm water.