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 »

 

Spring Garden Styles

Spring Garden Styles

It doesn’t matter what kind of spring garden style you have, whether it is smart and modern, stark and minimalist or wonderfully old-fashioned, there is always room for a strong display of spring plants. The secret is choosing the most suitable plants for your preferred style, and then finding the right position. Many gardeners find themselves moving plants two or three times before they are in the right position. Thereafter they should quickly flourish.

Gardens in formal style have strong, clearly defined, regular shapes, and the plants have clearly fixed positions. Geometrically regular, with lavish style and symmetry -that is how French gardens look like. Chaotic jungles they are not! When planting out bulbs like tulips, for example, aim for large, solid displays with equal spacing between each bulb. impressive order is the keynote.

Topiary – Sculptures From Living Plants

Topiary – Sculptures From Living Plants

Topiary is a way of making sculpture from living plants. By training and clipping you can make bold, often imposing structural shapes, including ‘walls’ and arches. You can also create birds and animals, trains, chess sets or simply cones, ball shapes as spirals, which can create formality or points of interest in even the smallest garden.

Do not choose to have topiary in the garden unless you have time and patience (or a gardener) to care for it well. Every time you clip it, you are removing all the young, strong new shoots and leaves, which weakens the plant. Feeding, watering and weeding are therefore of the utmost importance. Use a slow-acting organic manure, which will improve the structure of the soil as well as provide nutrients.

Plants In The Hallway And Landing

Plants In The Hallway And Landing

Indoor plants are a vital feature of the well-furnished hall. It is here that guests gain their first impression of the inside of your home. Beautiful leaves and flowers are an immediate indication of a well-tended house. If your hall is large, well-lit and heated in winter then you are indeed fortunate and should make the most of the opportunity. Don’t scatter a few pots about – go for the bold and the unusual.

A Moth Orchid in flower may not attract much attention in a large living room where it is surrounded by ornaments, pictures, books etc, but it certainly would if stood in solitary splendour on a hall table. Here is the place for the large and illuminated indoor garden, the stately tree, the group of Azaleas in full flower, and so on.

Romantic Gardens – Then & Now

Romantic Gardens – Then & Now

The romantic garden is basically a dream – a garden of bowers and gazebos, of scent and pastel colors, where plants grow with soft, arching habits and sweet-smelling flowers that never outgrow their allotted spaces. Birds flit from branch to branch, ferny foliage is reflected in still pools and nearby are the sound of waterfalls.

There is no reason why we cannot have a romantic garden in a modern setting. The most important things are colors and scent. The colors should be soft and gentle; pale pink, buff and white are romantic colors, and the flowers should be prolific. There are many new and old roses with pretty colors and delightful scents, which will flower for long periods and will not outgrow their spaces.