Garden Design Exposed!
Garden Pictures from the Seattle area!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, something that I take to heart! 

The Wandering Gardener

I live near Seattle, Washington, in the USA, and in many ways, Washington State is a gardener’s paradise! 

Garden Pictures dreams pd Seattle Skyline

Consequently, there are some incredible examples of good garden design in my area! 

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There is no end to the ingenuity of residential gardeners who have grasped the basics of garden design.  I love to wander and see what local homeowners have done with their gardens.

I’ve started keeping a camera in my car as I go about my daily business.  You can see me stopped by the side of the road snapping pictures when I see great garden design!

 Will Your Garden Be Next? 

Garden pictures can be great sources of landscape design ideas.  Especially when they are done by residential home owners!  If someone else did them at home, you probably can too! 

I’ll be highlighting great garden ideas, unusual garden treatments, and strong solutions to problematic design dilemmas often faced by homeowners. 

I hope they will become a great source of ideas for your own gardens!

Garden Pictures: Driveway Dilemma

Ever wonder what to do with that long, extremely narrow strip between your driveway and the neighbors?  Garden spaces such as this can be problematic to design.

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This is a situation where less is much, much more for the average homeowner.  Check out this homeowners solution for managing a difficult space!

Limiting the design palette to a very few, extra special plants such as these Japanese maple varieties gives this small garden plot a unity and appeal that is unusual in these small spaces.  The delicate leaves and varied height of the maples adds a visual texture and variety to the space, and the contrasting colors of the foliage creates a strong counterpoint that draws your eye. 

The best part?  This homeowner lives just a few doors down from me!  I get to see this almost every day and enjoy their creativity!

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