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Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Features
Rooted in ancient design, this water feature is popular again as a way to help contemporary landscapes flow
"this water feature is popular again as a way to help contemporary landscapes flow... all the water features we use in our gardens, the rill perhaps has the most interesting... Alhambra gardens in Granada, Spain. The rill was a popular water feature of Edwardian... man-made garden canal that creates garden ambience through the pleasant sound of moving... moving water. The earliest style of rill was found in ancient Persian gardens, but..."
Tranquil Water Gardens
"beautiful water features to your garden... tranquil water feature to your garden landscape. Water features can be as simple as... g the garden. It would be nice if you added more garden furniture.... great gardens of the world, the gardens of Spain, influenced by Islamic elements... tranquile water feature provides a stunning focal point. Boardwalk-style paths provide... tranquil water feature is perhaps more affordable for the average homeowner than the..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds... residential garden as well. If you've decided to include a water garden in your landscape... your zone)Water requirement: Water lovingLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature... large water features or plant it in a container and then put the container in the... shallow water. It’s more of a marginal plant and doesn’t grow well in deep water like..."
See a Lush Australian Garden That Needs Little Water
Highly self-sufficient and sustainable, this oasis near Sydney offers something special around every corner
"smaller gardens connected by winding, paved paths. Each small garden reveals something... inspired garden in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, has served as a test garden... garden for award-winning landscape designer Arthur Lathouris for 15 years. The cool... Beautiful garden. I love the photo of the ironstone sculpture. Very pleasing to the... Lovely garden thanks for sharing. Beautiful. Nice to see it in all seasons, too...."
Dry Riverbeds Solve Water Runoff
Spring rains don't have to lead to slides. Dry riverbeds redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape
"redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape... mismanaged water is not just inconvenient; in some areas it is truly dangerous. In my... too much water can lead to slope destabilization, slides and ocean pollution as runoff... manage the water on a property, whether you expect flash floods or simply hope to ensure... direct the water that enters your site as productively as possible.... with rain water collecting in our side yard due to a swale (our neighbors landscaped..."
6 Water-Wise Perennials for Blazing High-Altitude Summers
Scorching weather and high elevations don't have to mean scraggly plantings. These blooms are as gorgeous as they are tough
"your garden colorful and your soul refreshed during the long, hot days of summer... perennials. Gardening at high elevations — altitudes of 5,000 feet or more — presents a... intimidate any gardener. The key is to focus on native plants and those that are well adapted... care or water, once their root systems are established. They are particularly well... landscape — gardens located against south- or west-facing building foundations or walls..."
6 Lovely Water-Wise Perennials for High Altitudes
Even if your climate is cold and dry, you can still celebrate spring with these hardy and colorful perennials
"into your water-wise garden. Once established they need only occasional supplemental... you're gardening at altitude. Hardy from the high plains of the Rocky Mountains' Front... l watering; a good soaking every few weeks during the heat of summer should do the... been a garden staple my entire life, and that says something considering I live in... running water from the antique limestone fountain along with the incredible selection..."
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Water and Red
Welcome the Chinese New Year with photos featuring the legendary dragon's power and the color of luck
"photos featuring the legendary dragon's power and the color of luck... dragon features both the color red and the element water: Red because it is the color... spirits. And water, whether as rain, flood or fountain, because it is the element the legendary... Dragon. Water and red combine in a simple garden water feature perfect for the new..."
Pacific Northwest Gardener's November Checklist
Set a festive mood with a container garden while preserving and protecting your landscape and water features
"container garden while preserving and protecting your landscape and water features... prepare the garden for winter. It’s rather like tucking children into bed at night: They... The garden has been playing hard and growing for more than eight months. Now it’s... in the garden this month will ensure that you both reach spring with renewed vigor... Protect your water features. Some of us are procrastinators, and some of us are just plain..."
Polish Your Garden's Look With Metal
Use iron dividers and planters, steel steps and walls, and even metal water features to give a landscape a decorative edge
"metal water features to give a landscape a decorative edge... elements of garden design: surfacing, containers, water features and sculptures.... g our gardens. But what about metal? Gates and fences have traditionally been the... in the garden, as the material is durable and cost effective but not always very... contemporary garden design as part of the structure and ornamentation. Let's look at how... all the featured photos-especially garden walls and screens Love this article... well..."
Garden Levels Transform a Steep Slope in Australia
From unusable to incredible, this outdoor area now has tumbled travertine, water features and mod greenery
"travertine, water features and mod greenery... travertine, water features and soft greenery. The levels take advantage of the whole space... Love the water feature and how it literally spills down the hill. Also, love the wood... love the water features. Congrats to my amazing brother on designing such a fantastic... of the garden. If I had a garden like this, I guess I'd spend most of the day in the... of this garden. I think this image shows the "side" of the garden that is missing in..."
Get Along With Less Lawn — Ideas to Save Water and Effort
Ditch the mower and lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse plantings and gathering places
"lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse plantings and gathering... drain on water resources, and they demand regular mowing and fertilizing, not to mention... precious water using water barrels. My favourite garden book: Front Yard Gardens by... lawnless gardens require more structure than cottage gardens, for example. This is a... their garden up for winter, you'll have a winter garden full of its own pleasures..."
8 Pool Water Features That Venture Into Fantasy
Mimic a mermaid in a secret grotto, wade near a waterfall or pose by a pond. These pool designs let imagination take the lead
"so far. Water features can offer another welcome reprieve from hot, hazy days. From... moving water. Did you know the sound of moving water has been proven to lower the... incorporate a water feature in your next outdoor design.... custom water feature with a water screen-What a great concept! Definitely very well... in my water heaven. Ahhhhh These pools are so lovely..... I love the "hidden" spaces... type of water feature isn't the best bet. Who says water features have to be massive..."
Great Design Plant: Euphorbia
The daring colors and low water needs of this tropical plant make it a favorite for injecting life into tired landscapes year-round
"and low water needs of this tropical plant make it a favorite for injecting life into... of low-water landscapes everywhere, Euphorbia is a plant for every season and all... tough low water plant but need to be so careful of the milky sap which can cause skin... client's garden. Although spurge may be an attractive drought resistant plant, in... plants and garden features. This low-maintenance, high-impact shrub grows to 3 feet tall..."
8 Modern-Day Moats That Float Our Boats
See how a simple water barrier with ancient roots can make for an eye-catching contemporary garden feature
"simple water barrier with ancient roots can make for an eye-catching contemporary... Water in the garden is magical; even more so when it's adjacent to the house, requiring... these water features have their roots in our medieval past.... Using water close to our houses can give us some of the historical benefits of medieval... close to water. You might think that many of these examples aren't moats in the literal..."