Home and Garden Pictures

May 5, 2016
Home and Garden Pictures

I attended one of Meyers' workshops, held in DIG Garden's urban courtyard, and learned how to create a living succulent picture.

Meyers offers these design tips to get your creative ideas growing:

- Keep the price down by using an inexpensive flea market picture frame and free cuttings of succulents from your garden.

- Choose varieties that stay small. "Many hens-and-chicks, Echeveria, and sedums are great for this purpose, " Meyers says. "You won't have to worry about them overgrowing the small space."

- Limit your palette to three or four colors. Select different varieties of succulents within that color scheme.

- Create a river of color through the picture. Form a diagonal swath of one color, either with one type of plant or different varieties in that color scheme.

- Give your picture a focal point, such as a cluster of succulents or a singular large specimen such as Aeonium. "It will eventually outgrow your picture, " Meyers says. "But you can always pull it out and add something else later on."

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Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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