Classic European Formal Garden Design In Dry Conditions

Classic European Formal Garden Design In Dry Conditions
Australia-based garden designer Paul Bangay, known for his ability to create a classic European formality in even the driest of climates, imposed symmetry, parterres, and precisely clipped hedges on historic, 147-acre Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula in Melbourne. Bangay designed a symmetrical layout with low, clipped hedges to define the planting beds’ borders. Silvery... 
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Hardscaping With Limestone: Pros And Cons

Hardscaping With Limestone: Pros And Cons
Limestone is a perfect hardscaping material, it’s both universal and timeless. What are the pros and cons? The advantages are that it’s time tested, aesthetically versatile – there are many colors available, can be repeated in other architectural elements and has good insulating properties. The disadvantages are that it’s expensive, as compared to bluestone, concrete... 
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7 Useful Tips To Protect Your Garden From Critters

7 Useful Tips To Protect Your Garden From Critters
While it’s great to share the fruits of your labor with the wildlife too, if you don’t protect your garden in some capacity, the bunnies, songbirds, squirrels and deer will eat more than their fair share. Here are some tips you can follow to protect your crops. Divert the birds with their own food. Make... 
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18th Century Inspired Three-Tiered Garden Design

18th Century Inspired Three-Tiered Garden Design
This 2-acre garden was designed by professional landscapist Stuart-Smith in Herefordshire. The lower garden has a large rectangular lawn (for playing cricket) with huge hardy perennial beds on each side and, at the far end are hedges designed like wriggly worms with prairie-style planting in between. A clipped beech archway connects the lawn to the... 
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New Prairie Garden Style: 20 Inspiring Ideas

New Prairie Garden Style: 20 Inspiring Ideas
If the climate allows, go for a prairie landscape! The so-called new prairie style blends new European style and the rugged landscape of southern and central states of the USA. This is a postmodernist style, yet it looks classically prairie-like – just like what we saw in western movies, it’s a style for travelers and... 
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How To Create Your Own Sea-Inspired Garden

How To Create Your Own Sea-Inspired Garden
We’ve already told you of sea-inspired garden designs, and here are some tips to create one yourself. With the wonderful world of succulents, you can mimic an underwater look with plants, so succulents and cacti will help you to create a cool beach-inspired look. Add a showstopper. Every garden needs a striking plant, one that’s... 
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Japanese Tea Garden Design Created By Its Owner

Japanese Tea Garden Design Created By Its Owner
The winner of this year’s Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur-Designed Garden is this Tea Garden in New York. The design was inspired by the Japanese tea traditions, and gates and fences play an important role in defining the two main garden rooms: the outer roji and inner roji. Another important element is the two... 
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Minimalist Backyard Garden Design With A Waterfall

Minimalist Backyard Garden Design With A Waterfall
This project is the winner of this year’s Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Outdoor Living Space is Earth Inc. of Toronto, Ontario. At first glance, this garden feels quite simple, but actually it is a very convincing fantasy and a really fabulous space for entertaining. Exiting the house, you enter a honed concrete dining patio... 
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10 Best Plants For Designing A Japanese Garden

10 Best Plants For Designing A Japanese Garden
We’ve already spoken a lot about Japanese gardens, and today I’d like to share some plant ideas to create such a typical garden successfully and so that it fit the climate. Japanese maple. It has a light and transparent foliage and offers a nice range of colors: from bright green to brilliant red. It’s evergreen... 
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