We’ve all been led to believe that only our friendly neighborhood landscape designer has the necessary skills to design gardens, often to the tune of thousands of dollars.
But with only a few secrets, you can become your own landscape designer. You do not have to be a professional to achieve professional results. You can lose the designer and keep the great design.
I hope to help you take the mystery out of garden design by sharing with you what I have learned over the years by trial and error.
Want to get inspired? Are you a gardener interested in an artful garden?
You are in the right place!
Have fun, and stay awhile!
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"The beginning of wisdom is silence,
the second step is listening"
Starting a Garden begins well before the first shovelful of dirt is turned over!
It begins with answering some key questions that will infuse your garden with a deep spritual unity.
Guarantee success by spending some real time understanding your property before starting a garden design.
Understanding the basics of design is an important step in creating a garden that stops traffic. Every gardener wants to have a garden that is viewed enthusiastically by passerby, and is enjoyed thoroughly by friends and family.
These elements and principles of design will help you to organize your thinking and bring order to a host of competing landscaping ideas.
Set your garden design apart by learning how to think like an artist!
Decorative Garden accents are a valued addition to most modern gardens.
Gone are the days of pottage gardens grown entirely for utility. Our modern aesthetic, even in these times of tightening our belts, demands variety and an element of mystery that are greatly advanced by the use of bold garden accents.
Check out theses techniques to help you successfully use decorative garden accents in your garden.
Enjoy this video as a colorful, peaceful reminder of the overwhelming beauty to be found in nature. Borrow your garden color schemes from nature, and you can't go wrong!
I love this photo! Someone UNDERSTOOD the use of texture here. I've listed on the Visual Texture page the major elements to pay attention to in your garden design. These ideas will make your garden unique and enchanting.
Visual Texture can help you create a rich tapestry within your gardens, one that will capture the heart of your visitors.
A designer understands that form, space, color, and balance are the basics of the garden, while the overall textures created by all of these together is the major element that adds elegance and finesse to your design. Without a solid mix of texture, even with all the other elements “right”, the garden can really fall short of those heart stopping moments we all desire to create.
Watch this beautifully done video to learn what the golden mean is. Notice specifically the concepts of the golden rectangle, the golden spiral, and the golden triangle.
These concepts are integral to good garden design. They help you to achieve balance and create a sense of place within your garden. Make your garden feel like a work of art.
Rhythm and motion principles are incredibly valuable in creating an electrifying garden!
The feeling of movement in your garden will turn it into an oasis. And your garden will automatically stand out among those in your neighborhood if you master this principle well.
No boring gardens at your house! Take these principles and apply them to your garden to turn up the heat.
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Garden Design Exposed!
Hello! My name is Doug, and I am passionate about design!
I hope you will find Garden Design Exposed! interesting and enlightening, and that you will use what you learn to create the garden of your dreams!!!