No landscape design fits all. I've encouraged my readers to determine how they want their yard to function - to envision, your space, enrich your space with a few elements, and sit back and enjoy.
|Sunny Red Garden|
Many times this garden style depends on the sun. I've put roses and daylilies in a long bed that stretches east to west.
|Formal Knot Garden|
|Asian Lilies with Daylilies|
|Sunny border with roses and Veronica|
|Shade Garden with Yard Art|
I refer to my 'garden style' as 'cottage'. Not too formal, but there are boundaries. You may like something different.
|Formal Garden is Raised Container Planting|
|Accents of White|
|Tirella foam Flower for Shade|
A White Garden
I particularly like white in the landscape. Even if you don't make all of your plant choices white, I find that dots of white in the garden bed really stand out. Dusk is when I find white plants really pop! I had a white azalea (had, until the dog went after a shrew and dug it up!) that seemed to glow in the dark. Awesome!
Meditation gardens are a style that is often requested. What do you need for a meditation design? 1) A place to sit. Benches and chairs do not have to be expensive, but I so believe comfort should be considered a priority.
|Serene Meditation Area|
|Calm, Meditation Garden|
|Earth, Wind, Water, Fire add to the Oriental Garden|
Reflective Gardens are closely related to the Meditation style and the Japanese style.
Reflecting ones life is difficult to accomplish in the hurry-scurry, day to day activities in which we find ourselves. So a quite walk into the garden can calm me like no other place. Whether it is the reflection of the beauty of the plants, the colors , or the expansion of the mind to another place through the 'window' mirror, -- this garden style appeals to many.
One last garden design I want to present today is the Vertical Garden.
Many of us don't have large yards, or even a yard at all! Patio gardens can benefit from the vertical surfaces as well as those of us who have small spaces.
There are many other themes for garden designs, that I'll discuss later. Thanks for visiting today. These winter months are a great time to make plans for your unique garden design.
What is your garden style?