How To Create Your Own Rock Garden

How To Create Your Own Rock Garden
Rock gardens come in many forms. Depending on the sun exposure, slope, soil conditions, and plants, they can mimic almost any landscape. One of the charms of rock gardening is that while the plants are generally small, they often have large flowers. Many rock garden plants are slow to establish, but there are also many... 
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Green Garden With A Blackened Reflecting Pool

Green Garden With A Blackened Reflecting Pool
This Chelsea garden was a potted version of the English landscape, with its quilt of fields and hedgerows. It is divided into two sections: the Courtyard and the Front Garden. The whole garden works as a mixture of informal naturalism and formal simplicity. As the grasses grow up over the season they undermine the linear... 
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How To Make A Feng Shui Garden Yourself

How To Make A Feng Shui Garden Yourself
Feng Shui is an art of reaching harmony in life, a practice that comes from the China. It is believed that if a place is arranged according to the Feng Shui guidelines it remains, prosperous, peaceful and harmonious. Start with the parts of your garden you would like to change, grow the Feng Shui plants... 
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22 Gorgeous Lavender Gardens Around The World

22 Gorgeous Lavender Gardens Around The World
Lavender is the secret weapon of gardeners around the world. In warm, dry climates, the herb’s 39 evergreen species can fill problem spots in the garden with year-round foliage and with flowers in lovely shades of purple, blue, violet, and gray. Give lavender full sun and from 2 to 3 square feet of space to... 
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How To Draw Your Own Garden Plan

How To Draw Your Own Garden Plan
Keep track of your plants—and your schemes for spring—by drawing a garden plan. All you need is a piece of white paper, on which to plot the existing elements of your garden; a piece of tracing paper and tape to add a layer for planned additions; a pencil; an eraser, and a measuring tape. To... 
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How To Create And Plant A Rooftop Garden

How To Create And Plant A Rooftop Garden
If you’re considering a rooftop garden, there are a couple of directions you could go in. Fully planted green roofs, where the roof is covered with soil and the plants are in the ground, make great environmental sense, but they are too difficult for homeowners to undertake on their own. The easiest and most personal... 
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Cool Garden Makeover For A Ranch-Style House

Cool Garden Makeover For A Ranch-Style House
This garden around a ranch-style house t was mostly concrete, located on a steep, sloping, narrow lot. It was completely changed by the owners; first, they mapped out pathways and flow with emphasis on focal points seen from the house and other viewpoints on the property. They used a simple palette of materials, including basalt... 
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Tiny Modern Garden Divided Into ‘Bonus Rooms’

Tiny Modern Garden Divided Into ‘Bonus Rooms’
In a small 375-square-foot backyard in the southern Netherlands city of Den Bosch, garden designer Carrie Preston of Studio Toop came up with a plan to create extra rooms of outdoor living space for a young couple who have a 1930s house with a terrace. Using semi-transparent mesh as “walls,” Preston subdivided the terrace into... 
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