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29/04/2011

Two London Garden Designs

Two gardens, one traditional with hardwood raised beds and a swing seat with mixed planting and summer flowers.  The second has a Japanese Zen garden inspired theme, a framed couryard garden that defines the interanl space and the park beyond.  I tried to leave the materials as pure as possible, no stains or alteration.

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18/04/2011

Hanging garden and privacy screen

Clever use of vertical planting space and a way of providing discreet sophisticated privacy.

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Garden Screens

Filed under: anewgarden,garden screens — flowergardengirl @ 07:03 pm

Privacy Screens in Grey. A Prelude to a Zen Atrium.

Fence painted jasmine white behind the screen.

The garden screen elegantly defines the boundary line space and makes an excellent foil for planting.

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11/04/2011

Japanese Maples Four Times

Filed under: acer,anewgarden,maple — flowergardengirl @ 10:12 pm

Top 3 and a bit Japanese Maples

A must have plant you should have at least 1 Japanese maple somewhere on your property.  These top garden design tips will make your garden the envy of the block.  I promise beyond any reasonable doubt, these pricey gems are worth every penny.

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Pick Number 1 – Bloodgood Japanese Maple.    The Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ can grow quite tall to about 18 feet.  The purplish-red leaves hold their color well throughout the summer.  You can’t go wrong with this beauty.

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Pick Number 2 – Cutleaf Japanese Maple.  These little beauties come in two colors; red and green.   The finely cut delicate leaf is why I chose the Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Viridis’ to be a top pick.  The color the red leaf turns in the autumn is simply spectacular.  You can prune them to determine character and size so no two are the same.  They’re not quite as hardy as the Bloodgood.

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Pick Number 3 – Inaba Shidare Maple.  Take a smaller Bloodgood and combine it with the beautiful Cutleaf and you have the Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare.  This is one amazing specimen, the fern like leaves are darker than most other Japanese maples.

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One more for luck is the Crimson Queen Japanese Maple.  This beautiful mounding speciman is great.  The bright crimson-red, extremely finely cut leaves retains its color well all sumer long.  This expensiveand worthwhile

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03/04/2011

Three Garden Design Ideas

Style your Outdoor Space

Use your garden as an outdoor living room and style it like one! There’s a wealth of well-designed outdoor furniture to choose from, plus some indoor pieces work equally well outside. Add to the design with mirrors, exterior paint and candles.

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Create Continuity

If you have a living area that leads directly onto the garden, create a feeling of continuity by using similar materials inside and out. This gives a sleek look and making the overall space feel bigger. In this design, a minimalist interior is teamed with simply stylish outdoor furniture and a pale canopy. The result is an almost seamless continuation of style and colour from the house into the garden.

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Create Intrigue

Bring a touch of Intrigue to your outdoor space with clever use of planting. A winding pathway encourages you to venture to the end of the garden.

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