Theme Gardens

Theme Gardens

Theme gardens add instant interest and the opportunity to change your garden areas quickly. They work for making seasonal changes in your yard and are amazing in small space garden areas. Some theme gardens serve a functional purpose like a crafting garden, soap garden or tea garden. Others are more seasonal: Fall Harvest Garden, Patriotic Garden or a Three Sisters Garden.  photo credit: kretyen Theme gardens are also influenced by their...

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How to Start a Perennial Garden Business

Perennials are wonderful plants as they give you a garden that can produce color most of the year, depending where you live. By careful selection and laying our your garden properly you can add color, enjoyment and value to your property. photo credit: cliff1066 I consider myself blessed to have a nice piece of property with rolling hills and streams and creeks. I wanted to do something “green” for the community I live in plus share...

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Salad Gardens add fresh vegetables and color to small areas

With the recent scares dealing with lettuce spinach and other green a Salad garden is a great idea plus it has a great look. Another benefit is that you know your green are very fresh and they can be totally chemical free. Your salad garden can consist of a variety of lettuces, Bok Choy, radishes, peas, onions, cucumbers, beans, carrots, edible flowers and herbs. To set up a salad garden select a sunny spot for a garden bed or a collection of...

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Add a Color Theme garden to your yard

Theme gardens add interest to your yard and just create new flair to your garden areas. They also can create a larger look to a small backyard. photo credit: Dee Q8 One theme garden garden twist is a Color Theme Garden. The garden can be restful or a place that energizes and inspires. You can choose a color for a season, your favorite color or base the garden on an overall theme. Even though my color theme garden changes each year I still...

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Light your Garden and Yard for evening enjoyment.

Garden lighting can add atmosphere and create a wonderful place to relax after the sunsets. By using lighting you can emphasis certain areas of the gardens and make wandering around the yard safer. Its also seems that by lighting a garden you extend your living space to the outdoors. And if you live in a Zone 5 climate like I do, you want to enjoy all the warm weather you can. Here are a few suggestions to make lighting the yard successful, fun...

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Add a Meditation Garden to your yard. Make your own Utopia.

Meditation gardens add a relaxing feel to your yard and are wonderful for parties and watching birds, sunrises and sunsets. Meditation gardens should be set up with relaxing colors and fragrant flowers. A fountain is also a nice touch. photo credit: erix! As with any garden I put in, a meditation garden should be easy to maintain. You want to spend you time enjoying the garden not weeding and watering. When setting up a meditation garden keep...

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