Designing and planning out a garden can be a challenging task. Sometimes just knowing where to start can be a struggle. If you are anything like me, there is the perfect guide for you. Landscape Design Combinations by Lee Miller is that garden compass you’ve been looking for. It helped me take those first steps […]
A circular-shaped garden can be used to grow edibles in a beautiful setting. While pleasing to the eye, the design may also reduce labor. Here are some tips for designing your own edible circle garden.
Our goal is for our garden to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional and productive. Our initial layout sufficed for the first year or so but then became very difficult to maintain. We kept the layout design but changed our materials in order to decrease maintenance and upkeep so we can focus on the […]
My garden is a mess. There are irises in the corner of the yard, lily of the valley by the front door, tulips along the walkway, and one daffodil that grows under the rose bush. There’s no form or function — it’s pure floral chaos. This year, I decided I was going to do something […]
Colorblocking is the art of taking complementary colors and placing them together. You can colorblock your home, your clothes, your party food, and yes, you can colorblock your garden. Why Colorblock Your Garden? Why would you colorblock? If you’re trying to add visual interest to your front yard or add a particularly beautiful area to […]
Contour gardening is a way to use the land’s contours to reduce irrigation and erosion, and maximize nutrients for abundant harvest yields. Here’s what contour gardening is and how you can pull it off.