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Delightful Garden Styles! Personalize Your Garden

Choosing Garden Styles


Careful planning and creative thinking have coupled in the example above to create a stylish, year round representation of a Tuscan Garden or a Spanish Hacienda.  Without considerable forethought, this beautiful arbor would have been a lost opportunity.

Learn how best to choose your garden style!

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Delightful Garden Styles - Personalize Your Landscape!

Garden Styles require careful planning to create a truly stunning and functional garden

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Landscape Trees - Stories of Trees and Gardens

Designing a Container Garden


Landscape Trees are among the most permanent additions you will make to your garden.

Many of them will live well beyond you, so deigning to select a tree for your landscape is a bold move!

Learn what to look for in Landscape Trees!

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Designing a Container Garden

Designing a Container Garden


Designing a container garden with above average beauty is a snap when you've learned how to think about the choices you make for your containers!

A few secrets can help you achieve something magical every time.

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Urban Gardening Style Guide

Urban Gardening Style Guide

Urban gardening is less a style than it is a circumstance, but we still carve out a category we call urban gardens.

The history around gardens located in urban areas is a varied and patchwork thing…the forms and purposes of gardening in the city have changed and the societal norms surrounding them have followed the times.

Check out the history, variety, and techniques that help urban gardeners succeed and design a bit of paradise in the city!

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Country Gardens Style Guide

Country Garden Style Guide

Looking for a practical but restful garden? Perhaps it's a little bit country!

What better garden style for those dog days of summer than the relaxed spirit of a country garden? This trouble-free garden style is highly adaptable and easily adjusted to meet the needs of most homeowners... even in the city this relaxed, free spirited style hits home.

Sharing the same roots, country and cottage styles have diverged until each represents a unique and separate style. There are some subtle differences however!

Check out the traditional elements that evoke the country style here.

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Garden Container Choices for Extraordinary Gardens

Cottage Garden Style Guide

Just one well chosen container can change the feel of a garden space.

Whether you begin with the container itself or begin by purchasing the plants you want to add to a container, the two must complement one another to truly sparkle. Spend some time planning how your plantings will integrate with the containers you choose, and the style quotient of your garden will rise through the roof.

See how to use your container choices to enlarge the effect of your garden designs.

Just one well chosen container can change the feel of a garden space.

Whether you begin with the container itself or begin by purchasing the plants you want to add to a container, the two must complement one another to truly sparkle. Spend some time planning how your plantings will integrate with the containers you choose, and the style quotient of your garden will rise through the roof.

See how to use your container choices to enlarge the effect of your garden designs.

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Choosing Landscape Plants

Container Gardening Ideas

Landscape plants are widely available, and most of us want one of everything, don't we? We are limited somewhat by what will grow in our allotted space on the planet, but the choices are still overwhelming!

Impressive design starts with very fundamental and important practical considerations. The lay of your land, the style of your home, and the size of your plot have an important impact on your final design.

How can you choose which plants to bring into your garden, and which to leave at the garden center in spite of the fact that you love them?

Thinking this way can help you make the tough choices!

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Container Gardening - Stage a Scene

Container Gardening Ideas

Container gardening is among the most versatile and exciting tools in the gardener's design toolbox. It is fun, easy, and adds an exciting new dimension to your garden.

Discover some of the secrets!

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Formal English Gardens Style Guide!

Formal English Gardens

The roots of the Formal English Garden can actually be traced back to the early Roman times. However, Formal English Gardens as we know them today originated during the 18th Century, from about the 1740's. These gardens represented a relaxation of the formal, symmetrical, and highly ordered gardens of the French Renaissance periods.

Here is a style guide that will help you to get the look!

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