Enjoy the tour, as winter weather is just around the corner and all the flowers take a deserving nap until we see them again next Spring.
This is a property from the garden walks that occur in our area. There are over a 1000 homes that graciously open their gardens to visitors from around the region and Canada.
Let’s take a look at how this property does many things right…
Gently curving beds make maintenance a breeze. Now that the work is out-of-the-way… let’s talk inspiration.
Wednesday Walks will have some of these all winter to inspire you and your gardening ideas.
Just imagine how you would create paths through your garden.
And dream of what you might plant. Do remember, when you are thinking of what you might do next Spring, write it down now. Plans never come to fruition months later as we imagine if we don’t record ideas when they pop in our heads.
How you might decorate your garden beds? Winter is a great time to look. Last year’s items are on sale quite often. Finding that special piece is a great way to build gardens. It gives you a starting point and a theme can take hold.
Or carve out new beds to overflow with blooms. One thing many do is make the beds too shallow. Remember, the garden needs to balance the structures in them and narrow beds often look out-of-place.
A designer trick is to create garden rooms that lead you throughout a property. You are guided to places where you might not know what to expect or what lies around the next corner.
Would you make a gateway to welcome visitors? Gateways are another trick done by professionals. They designate the start to a journey and also a very important place in a garden.
And don’t forget your house. Coordinating the planting and ornament with the color choices made on the structure makes a very pleasing picture to those passing by. It also shows a level of extra care and understanding of good design.
I don’t know if this gardener hired a professional, is an artist or designer themselves, but they did most things right. My only comment to the design is that they did not plan for all four seasons. A few more green shrubs would add to winter appeal.
And speaking of winter, Friday’s For the Birds is up next. The post gets you out shooting in the snow and getting your photos how they look their best. Tips for winter photography.