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Lay of the Landscape: Natural Garden Style
Team up with nature instead of fighting it for a landscape that perfectly suits your surroundings — and is a lot less work
"natural garden reflects the natural landscape that surrounds it, whether it's the prairies... Natural gardens aren't formal; instead they feature free-form plantings and soft edges... valuable garden assets. However, it can be easy to let these landscapes get out of hand... natural garden and am very happy with the patio garden we created in our 25' x 25'... my own garden. Beautiful photos! @Karla, when thinking of landscaping large areas..."
Sunken and Raised Areas Take Gardens Up a Notch
Altering a landscape's grade can create energy and excitement, offering different vantage points and moods depending on the level
"in your garden by creating one or more levels. Like a courtyard that gets its definition... it, a garden space that is lower than (or elevated above) the main grade gains instant... my own front garden I terraced the hillside, cutting into a second hill at the bottom... small front yard. A taller wall near the street expands a flower garden and the short... area in front of the window. We are changing our small front yard to two levels by..."
8 Ways to Rev Up Your Garden Color With More Than Just Plants
Bring energy and excitement to your outdoor space by going bold with color, from small touches to big changes
"to the garden this year. There are many ways to bring bold splashes of color to your... these gardens, and get some lessons for going bold with color outside.... of my front garden. It's brighter than I usually go, maybe too bright, but hey, it's... cycad garden in Yorba Linda, CA A colorful tiled garden bench. Perfect examples... in the garden. I want Dinosaurs in my garden!!! And the sculptures are gorgeous.... in the garden - birds will try to fly into that inviting looking garden... Love the..."
California Gardener's January Checklist
Winter-defying blooms and pruning saws earn a cheer, while California-focused gardening design books get a well-deserved shout-out
"cused gardening design books get a well-deserved shout-out... redesigning a garden? There are tons of books on how to design gardens, many of the best... on your front meadow.If you are thinking of a major garden design or redesign project... views of a garden. • Big Book of Garden Designs, by Marianne Lipanovich (a Houzz contributor)... your garden or home. Flowering quince is one of the first plants to bloom every..."
Lessons From an Edible Garden on a City Roof
Reincarnation of New York City rooftop pool proves edible landscaping is possible just about anywhere
"kitchen garden, Seiter was thrilled. The project combined Seiter's passions for urban... development, gardening and rooftop landscapes in an unbeatable locale: Manhattan. The result... rooftop garden. Cheers to you. thanks Julikaufmann. Good luck with the Garden. I will... not a gardening site What an amazing roof garden/restaurant, Annie! The construction... for roof gardens. So many thanks! I love Houzz - always so interesting with great ideas..."
Texas Gardener's October Garden Checklist
Earn a "free" bonus by dividing perennials, make planting a priority now for hardy growth next year and keep an eye on your lawn
"to do a garden update for the French Pyrenees???? Could Houzz give landscape ideas... in my garden eating everything and was torn with the delight in seeing the deer face... Dutch Gardens, http://www.dutchgardens.com/plant_finder.asp. Deer resistent does... Texas gardening | Find your U.S. garden checklist... in your garden or if you are aiming to create a wildflower meadow or prairie. Try... in the fronts of your beds and borders as slower-growing accents. Trees, shrubs and..."
My Houzz: Bohemian Cottage and Vegetable Garden
Family heirlooms, original art and a verdant edible garden are at the heart of this eclectic cottage in southern Utah
"edible garden are at the heart of this eclectic cottage in southern Utah... purple garden shed, bright orange living room and bold turquoise bedroom reflect her... whimsical garden, backyard chicken coop and that perfectly purple playhouse, her imagination... on her front porch in a retro patio chair with the family dog Lightning. A container... of the front porch. Waldman offers the following advice to other homeowners: "Do what..."
Great Design Plant: Butterfly-Friendly Crossvine
"gives gardens a boost year-round with bountiful blooms... y any garden can benefit from the addition of a vertical feature, and flowering vines... offers gardeners stunning color, year-round interest and an opportunity to use vertical... wrought iron porch railing on the north side of my Central KY home? You really must add..."
Great Design Plant: River Birch
Pick this rugged native tree for its intriguing peeling bark, soil adaptability or leaves that bring dappled shade to a garden
"mcmansion's front yard. Fast growing, bleh, like a weed in my opinion. Great landscaping... specimens in front yard & are not scrappy, but maturing beautifully as long as adequately... conifer/winter garden amongst other specimens. I have 2 of these beauties. They do get thirsty... shade to a garden..."
Great Design Plant: Purple Fountain Grass
"to any garden, and its easy care makes it a favorite among gardeners everywhere.... Gardeners looking for texture and movement in their outdoor areas should take a look... flanking my front door for years. As an added bonus, when the season changes and the grass... Rose' in gardens I design in Northern California. Pretty rose pink flowers, great in... or in garden beds too. Thanks for the comments, everyone! April, that particular..."
Give Your Garden an Arresting Point of View
"heart of a garden, lending a sense of importance or a calming balance to the design. Focal... In any garden, large or small, the idea can be successful because it borrows heavily... at your garden environment critically, and the obvious "bare spots" may cry out to... for your garden. Here are some great examples.... beneath it a garden. My definition of a garden is full of plants, like photos 1, 3 and... love the garden with the green urn - felt peaceful just looking at it (also felt like..."
Garden Design Essentials: Proportion and Scale
Tiny features in an expansive landscape miss the mark. Here's how to make sure your garden elements relate properly
"sure your garden elements relate properly... More garden design elements: Line | Rhythm | Shape and Mass | Space |Texture | Color... landscape in front of it. The home's scale and the garden's scale feel related. The eye... sculpture in a garden setting. This classical bowl on a substantial pedestal has the correct... overhanging porch roof. The support post blends with the overhead beam and probably measures..."
Great Design Plants: A Bevy of Beauties from the Meadow
Draw butterflies, birds and bees to the garden year-round with these low-maintenance Eupatorium varieties
"to the garden year-round with these low-maintenance Eupatorium varieties... by many gardeners. Thanks for the tidbit on the stalks and transforming our waste... to the garden with grasses and other late summer bloomers, they're reminiscent of... in the front right and Eupatorium purpureum (grows 4 to 6 feet tall) in the middle..."
Get a Jump on Summer Prep for Home and Garden
Pick from these 16 things to do now — from hanging a hammock to bug-proofing screens — to maximize summer's sweetness
"home and garden now so you can enjoy a safe and relaxing summer.... on that porch. Be careful of that water up against the house. I noticed a crack up... in the garden, summer is often filled with minor mishaps. Be prepared with a well-stocked... by the front door. That way, when the mood strikes to take a day trip, all you have..."
My Houzz: Sustainability Meets Global Style on an Australian Hilltop
It puts the power of the sun to work while keeping the budget in check and family socializing front and center
"edible garden, eggs from six chickens and a great connection with the local community... into the garden and offers spectacular views of the surrounding trees. This is a much-used... over the garden space, enhancing the family's connection with the environment. "We were... productive garden, a mix of seasonal veggies and around 20 fruit trees.""Two years on... screened-in porch. The family often eats here during summer, too. The door to the screened-in..."