Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Flickr If you live in the West and you’re a little worried that your garden looks the same as your neighbor’s, then you might want to try a little Japanese inspiration.  Japan is a country, like many in the West, obsessed with its gardens. In Japan, the purpose of the garden is not to provide leisure or be a show of wealth, but to impart feelings of tranquility and peace. The cultural origins of gardens, therefore, are strikingly different from what many people are used to.  Because of this, gardens in Japan have a different style and theme. The focus is less on symmetry and formality, and more on creating the sort of places that allow the mind to wander from the troubles of the world.… Read Full Post
Come Rain Or Shine: A Garden For All Weather

Come Rain Or Shine: A Garden For All Weather

We all want the dream garden. Even so, it can be hard to use the outside space in the way we would like. Even if you have things looking the way you want, it can be hard to make the most of your garden! You won’t want to spend time outside when the weather is extreme, right? Whether hot or cold is the problem, the ideal weather conditions are hard to come by. But, why should the space go unused for most of the year? If you want to get the most of your garden, learn how to use it in all weathers.  Here are a few additions that will make your garden work come rain or shine. Photo by Bibhukalyan Acharya from Pexels Decking If your garden is mostly grass, you will not want to use the garden if it has been raining.… Read Full Post
Creating a More Guest Friendly Garden Bursting With Character

Creating a More Guest Friendly Garden Bursting With Character

Being a host is something you enjoy doing, but you never want to do anything by half measures. Your garden will always be your pride and joy; it is also one of the best places to entertain your guests. Your backyard doesn’t have to be plain and simple like most of your neighbors. It can be as luscious and extravagant as you like, as long as it is welcoming to your prospective guests. There is something enjoyable about getting stuck into a new garden project, so consider the following ways to create a more guest friendly garden that is bursting with character. Perfect Patios There is nothing quite like sitting outside when the sun is shining with a freshly made jug of cold sangria.… Read Full Post
Should I remove succulent flowers?

Should I remove succulent flowers?

This is a tough question. “Should I remove my succulent flowers?” has been asked at more than one presentation over the years. My preference is yes, but let’s look at the pros and cons of both options. An argument for keeping succulent flowers The aeonium flowers above are beautiful on their own. Their bright yellow color is a welcome site in winter. Succulent flowers come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, but most are not nearly as showy as these– and I hate to ruin the ending, but I still cut these off! However, if this is the first time you have seen your succulents flower and you want to experience it for yourself, go ahead and let that baby bloom.… Read Full Post
Everything You Need to Know About Succulents

Everything You Need to Know About Succulents

Cut flowers and potted flowers tend to have reigned supreme for years when it comes to flowers for property interiors. But succulents are rapidly growing in popularity and increasing numbers of us are beginning to add them to the list of plants that we want to incorporate into our homes. So, let’s take a moment to get to know them a little better! What Are Succulents? While many of us will be able to identify succulents apart from other plants in a crowd, relatively few of us actually know all too much about them. Put simply, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. These leaves are generally thick and fleshy. Some genus of succulents have thicker and fleshier leaves than others.… Read Full Post
5 Tips for a Beautiful Yard Space

5 Tips for a Beautiful Yard Space

Most people don’t make the most of their outdoor areas. They just keep it limited to the bare minimum, and that’s all. While we don’t want to tell anyone what to do with their property, it’s possible that this is a mistake! If you put the effort into making your yard area look presentable, then you won’t just have the satisfaction of creating something beautiful — you’ll also have a de facto new room on your property to enjoy, the benefits of which you’ll definitely feel once summer gets into full flow. Below, we take a look at a few tips that’ll lead to a pretty and enjoyable outdoor space at your home. Source: Pexels.com A Range of Colors Is there anything on earth more magical than a beautiful plant?… Read Full Post
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