Gardens and Landscape Design
For all of us who have a great passion for creating unique landscapes and artistic gardens here are tips and garden pictures to inspire you.
Not only will landscaping greatly improve your home’s value and curb appeal but spending time in a garden can bring about physical, mental, and social restoration.
My blog will have many tips, tricks, and “to-do” lists for each month to keep your yard and gardens in tip top shape.
For some gardeners shade gardening can be a challenge but once you get the hang of it you will enjoy the foliage plants and coolness it gives you. A beautiful garden in the shade is possible! Whether you want to create a meandering shady path through a woodland garden or add shade plants to your patio with container gardens you can create a paradise. A well-thought-out design, soil preparation and carefully selected plants are essential.
Full Sun Gardens
You will need 6 hours of sunlight for your full sun garden to thrive. Intense heat and dry conditions mean you have to water. You will be rewarded with colorful flowers and beautiful foliage as well as birds and butterflies.
Gardens for Small Spaces
Good design is essential for small yards and patios. Learn how to maximize your garden area and get creative with container gardens or vertical gardening. Use privacy fencing and garden art to create your private oasis.
Streams & Brooks
There is a wide range of plants to use in and around your pond or by a steam. Brooks are also teeming with animal and plant life. If you are lucky enough to have a pond you can dig a stream and have beautiful gardens along the steam.
Stone walls serve as a wonderful backdrop for spring gardens or retaining walls to contain a garden. They can be simple and you don’t need mortar.
Garden and Landscaping Advice
Who doesn’t love the aroma of roses on a June day or an arbor of climbing roses as the entry way into a garden area. Historic Elizabeth Park offers a wide variety of roses, perennial beds, annuals and dahlias. Don’t miss the roses and enjoy some wedding photography.
Before and After - How to Landscape a Distressed Property
So you have decided to buy a distressed property and the land is an overgrown jungle. Well, OK, I bought the property and wrangled the jungle. See how it was done! Great before and after pictures and very rewarding.
Garden Water Features
Some of the gardens are public gardens but most them I designed and installed. I hope you get inspired.