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Lauren Dunec Design added this to 10 Ways to Create a Secret Garden
4. Loose, naturalistic plantings. Secret gardens can take any shape and style, but those that are slightly less manicured and a bit more wild have a certain romance. Get the naturalistic look by planting billowing grasses, carefree flowering perennials and native plants of all types. For more formality, balance loose plant forms with sheared hedges, a patch of mowed lawn or a few clipped shrubs for structure.Get the Look: Untamed, Naturalistic Garden Style

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Shirley Lindley added this to Garden
Try vigorous wisteria Wisteria is a typical cottage-style garden plant with lovely scented flowers in shades of white, blue, purple and pink. The most common varieties in the UK are Wisteria floribunda, W. sinensis and W. brachybotrys. They look fantastic on their own up the front of a house, over a pergola, grown into an umbrella shape and even in a container. Wisteria will also grow successfully up a dead tree, twining its stems around the branches. This plant is vigorous though, and all varieties can grow up to 9m in trees and spread up to 18m across a wall. That said, be aware that it can take a couple of years or more for a young plant to flower. When buying a new young plant, make sure it has been grown from a cutting or been grafted, as seed-raised wisterias will not flower reliably. People are often confused about when and how to prune wisteria. The rule of thumb is to prune twice a year for more flowers. If you remove the whippy green shoots to five or six leaves in July or August, this will allow better air circulation to the plant and more sunlight, which encourages better ripening of wood and bud formation. In January or February, during the dormant stage, cut back the same growths to two to three buds, so that they can form better without being obscured by leaves.
largedogsrock added this to landscape ideas
less manicured look, like purple flowers and their placement
vegalliminusio added this to Idee di vegalliminusio
4. Loose, naturalistic plantings. Secret gardens can take any shape and style, but those that are slightly less manicured and a bit more wild have a certain romance. Get the naturalistic look by planting billowing grasses, carefree flowering perennials and native plants of all types. For more formality, balance loose plant forms with sheared hedges, a patch of mowed lawn or a few clipped shrubs for structure.Get the Look: Untamed, Naturalistic Garden Style
kmcmc added this to garden wish list
Try vigorous wisteria Wisteria is a typical cottage-style garden plant with lovely scented flowers in shades of white, blue, purple and pink. The most common varieties in the UK are Wisteria floribunda, W. sinensis and W. brachybotrys. They look fantastic on their own up the front of a house, over a pergola, grown into an umbrella shape and even in a container. Wisteria will also grow successfully up a dead tree, twining its stems around the branches. This plant is vigorous though, and all varieties can grow up to 9m in trees and spread up to 18m across a wall. That said, be aware that it can take a couple of years or more for a young plant to flower. When buying a new young plant, make sure it has been grown from a cutting or been grafted, as seed-raised wisterias will not flower reliably. People are often confused about when and how to prune wisteria. The rule of thumb is to prune twice a year for more flowers. If you remove the whippy green shoots to five or six leaves in July or August, this will allow better air circulation to the plant and more sunlight, which encourages better ripening of wood and bud formation. In January or February, during the dormant stage, cut back the same growths to two to three buds, so that they can form better without being obscured by leaves.
Charan Kaushish added this to Garden
Wisteria - great for growing on pergola! It can take a couple of years or more for a young plant to flower. When buying a new young plant, make sure it has been grown from a cutting or been grafted, as seed-raised wisterias will not flower reliably. The rule of thumb is to prune twice a year for more flowers. If you remove the whippy green shoots to five or six leaves in July or August, this will allow better air circulation to the plant and more sunlight, which encourages better ripening of wood and bud formation. In January or February, during the dormant stage, cut back the same growths to two to three buds, so that they can form better without being obscured by leaves.
Cheryl Tompkins added this to Exterior Ideas
Loose, naturalistic plantings. Secret gardens can take any shape and style, but those that are slightly less manicured and a bit more wild have a certain romance. Get the naturalistic look by planting billowing grasses, carefree flowering perennials