Images of small Landscaped gardens

August 5, 2017
Images of landscaped gardens

Water. The sound of running water can have a calming effect and mask traffic noise, perfect for this meditation garden, designed by Patricia Wagner.

Simple lines. Asian design principles inspired this landscape design by Heather Hardcastle. The teahouse will make a perfect place to meditate or practice yoga. An Asian-inspired gravel garden fills the corner.

Symbolism. In this meditation garden by Patricia Wagner, the winding path leads to Buddha and a mirror, symbolizing finding oneself at the end of a journey.

A sense of separation from the rest of the landscape. A different surface can accomplish that, or a bit of an enclosure. The surround doesn't have to provide privacy but the area needs to feel distinctly apart. Options include bamboo fencing, curtains, movable screens or, as in this teahouse design by Jeff Allen, plants.

Natural beauty. A small meditation room looks out on a colorful perennial bed in this design by Joan Grabel. It's easy to spend a few hundred dollars on plants when you're outfitting a garden room, so stick with long-lived perennials like hosta, daylilies, peonies and bee balm, so you'll buy your plants once, not year after year.

Destination. Often meditation gardens are positioned in a way to give a sense of arrival to the visitor. Beyond this richly stained outdoor gate is a courtyard patio, featuring a tranquil Japanese garden with a waterfall. Design by Evan Blewette


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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