Nice gravel with contrasting blocks of garden and log "tiles"
Cute way for dogs to get water, and grandkids to play
Perhaps use wavy plastic instead of metal... along garage side.
Creating outdoor "rooms"
Cute idea for a children's area in the back yard
Nice idea for taming the slope and creating interesting plants to view
LOVE this pool, but probably would need to fence it in...
Love the metal leaf chairs in this garden
Ken's tomato plants...
Cool fencing idea
Another use of rebar in the garden
Mix of natural and painted woodwork
Great play structure for the grandkids
Raised boxes, easy care pathways
Flower gardens along curving path
Color scheme...three main colors and add variety by varying the shades within each color.
Mass plantings for impact, varying heights and colors
Fencing, low grasses and rocks with short ornamental trees
Fencing to use in veggie garden areas
Various plants at different heights, informal gravel path
Meandering path up the slope flanked with gardens
Steel borders raised beds, contrasted with natural boulders.
Add autumn ferns for a pop of color... new growth comes up golden.
Contrasting textures and green tones for visual interest.
Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard - $19.95
Book for free-range chicken gardens
Walk-In Chicken Coop Plan by The Garden Coop - $29.95
The Garden Coop for getting designs for building the coop
Potted plants, various size stone, and flagstone to place between house and front sidewalk
Rain garden for roof water infiltration system a good idea. Would like to incorporate this in a couple places in our landscape.
Chelone Glabra (White Turtlehead), Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (Zones 3 to 8), wet to moist soil (swales), full sun to partial shade, 2 to 4 feet tall and 1 foot to 2 feet wide
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) deer resistant, dry sand to clay soils, 2-3 ft tall, blooms high summer, bee and insect magnet, aromatic (like licorice).
Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum), blooms misdummer, attracts bumblebees, slightly moist to dry, 12-18" tall, can cook with bulbs (like onion).
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) or bee balm. mid to late summer, self sow in loamy soil, does well in slightly moist to dry soils, full sun, 3-4 ft tall, fragrant leaves may deter deer.
Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), aromatic leaves good for garnishes or tea, full sun, moist to medium soil, even clay, blooms over several weeks to over a month, early to midsummer, 2 feet tall, slowest-spreading mint.
Red or Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), deer tend to avoid plants with a good deal of milky sap, medium soil as well as wetter ones. all kinds of insects including monarchs, who depend upon it. Full sun to partial shade is best, autumn seedpods. 3 feet tall.
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) critical nectar and pollen source for early spring bees and other insects and a staple in woodland gardens, moderate amounts of moisture, 12 to 18 inches in full sun, but in dry shade it’ll do fine. Deer usually leave it alone
There are plenty of other plants reported to be fairly deer tolerant, from black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) to some goldenrod species (Solidago spp).
Globe blue spruce... low round mounding conifer.
Prostate conifer has not central leader... sprawls along ground. Dwarf Japanese garden juniper, carpet juniper. shady area- Cole's Prostrate Canadian hemlock
Contorted conifer- weeping variety with individual shapes. Blue Cascade blue atlas cedar and Big Wave Norway spruce.
Raised garden beds with contrasting wood finish.
Landscape plan that would deal with my wet area of the back yard.
More formal garden for front of house?
Another idea for wet area of back yard... like the contrast of round river rock, natural stepping stones, and brick patio.
Plant some "china" flowers... very clever, and a hint of my personality.
Build this next to my side door entry...
Calculate area of storm water box... Surface area of roof draining to a single downspout x 4 percent = square foot of planter for that downspout If the roof area draining to a single downspout is 500 square feet, the footprint of the stormwater planter should be 20 square feet (0.04 x 500). That means you can design a planter that measures 5 feet by 4 feet or 2 feet by 10 feet or some other dimension that adds up to at least a 20-square-foot area.
A rain chain helps disperse the water as it meets the planter surface. Provide a surface for water dispersal at the point where water exits the rain chain or downspout. A concrete pad — also called a splash block — or a collection of stones