, I ve been hooked on the idea of a secret garden ever since reading the novel The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and seeing the film adaption starring Maggie Smith and John Lynch Many of us, unfortunately, don t own a Yorkshire manor full of slow burning intrigue and sp ling green
, Get in a Zen state of mind with restricted plantings, understated colors and strong landscape lines Because minimalist design is about restriction, especially in the use of color within the overall design, the choice of what is used be it fencing, walls or hedges is vital to creating a successful scheme.
, The black wood creates a Zen like garden corner while accentuating the calming textures of the nearby foliage Modern Landscape by Tyler Speirs Design Tyler Speirs Design You can also give your home s gates or fences a textured wood treatment Our backyard has a hodgepodge of fence styles, since
, Take a look at these elegant ideas for incorporating a gabion wall into your landscape Contemporary Landscape by Lake If security is a concern in your neighborhood, or your county has regulations against fences or walls that can be climbed, a gabion may not be the right choice for a perimeter wall.
, See through vertical fencing connects a yard with its surroundings while keeping children and pets safely inside Good fences can make even better neighbors when they keep the vistas and sight lines open, even as they establish a boundary Randy Thueme Design Inc Landscape Architecture.
, This is making use of things like fences, rocks, woodwork and walls You can have climbing plants on the fence during summer month while leaving the unmelt snow on a decorated rock to simulate a snowy mountain during winter See Japanese garden ideas for example of a great hardscape concept.
, The rhythmic western red cedar fence that now surrounds the yard reinforces the design while layering another interesting detail There is beautiful variety of fencing motifs and materials in Japan, says Howells, and this one beautifully matches the unfinished teak dining furniture Fences are often
, There s much design inspiration to be gathered at garden shows Here are some ideas from show gardens to incorporate into your own garden add structure throughout the year, even when they ve lost their leaves, and traditional hedges are much softer and cheaper to install than a hard fence or wall.
, GEREMIA DESIGN Typically, if you want to install a fence, you ll need to start by figuring out your property line and finding out about your town s fence regulations If you are the fence builder, be sure to meet with neighbors to inform them of your intention If you are the neighbor, it s OK to ask the fence
, So much of the woodland garden is green While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color relief is a welcome respite from the norm The Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var pictum) gives us just that, sporting a beautiful
, Take a look at some of the many DIY ideas for accessorizing a miniature garden from the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop by it Calvo Using natural materials such as twigs and stones you can create patios, pathways, and fences You can customize First, there was the Japanese Garden (p.
, Choose a shade that blends with your house or garden, or go bold with an unexpected hue Whatever you choose, the right color could be the pick me up your yard needs Browse more fence photos Traditional Exterior by Elemental Design Group Elemental Design Group The outside your home is often
, Here are ideas to make your garden shine in the spring Traditional Landscape by Plant climbing roses and allow them to ramble over a fence Add decorative Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata, zones to ) and Chinese fringe tree (Chionanthus retusus, zones to ) Spectacular and
, The simplest of objects an empty ceramic container, a potted plant or a pair of garden chairs can be used as focal points The key to hitting the mark designwise is all about placement Here are ideas for how to use garden objects and standout plants to d and direct the eye in the landscape.
, The rustic palisade fencing in this minimalist courtyard design safely separates the top area of the garden from the lower, but it also allows a view through and is an interesting feature in its own right Contemporary Landscape by Archer Buchanan Architecture, Ltd Archer Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
, From a simple pathway to a complicated pathway with beautiful designs can prove to be quite attractive for your garden For a pathway Fencing is another of creative and beautiful garden decorating ideas you can use in your home Use a strong Small Rock Garden with Traditional Japanese Lantern.
, If your goal is to create a true Japanese garden, it s going to take a little education to stay loyal to the culture of this creation While it s tempting to go with cliché ideas of what the garden should look like, many of these preconceived notions tend to come from Chinese culture Additions such as red hanging
, Contemporary Landscape by Bliss Garden Design Bliss Garden Design The enclosing fence A room, by definition, has walls An outdoor room should have the same, whether the walls are built from hardscape materials or from a living hedge A fence creates anticipation of what s on the other side.
, This path widens out to patio size by extending all the way out to the fence boundary on one side and the house boundary on the other Beautiful Vertical gardening If you don t have much space to plant on the ground, look up Vertical gardens can hang from fences and the sides of buildings This is a
, Kiku The Art of the Japanese Garden, returns to the Enid A Haupt Conservatory from ober through ober , , with magnificent displays of Their sword technique is based on Waki Ryu Tate, which was created by Keihei Wakisaka the spirit of Seido Karate and kendo (Japanese fencing)