By . Garden. Published at Thursday, May 03rd, 2018 - 17:37:50 PM.
By building a mandala garden, you create a sacred space for quiet reflection and meditation. As stated above, mandalas are generally circular with patterns inside. Mandala gardens are also created as circular gardens and the inner patterns are created by paths and plant beds.
Pastel colors are soft and light tones of pink, purple, blue, green, orange and yellow. In marketing, we often see pastel colors used for baby stuff because these colors remind us of softness, sweetness and security. At 3 a.m. when the baby is fussy and fighting sleep, it will be much easier to lull him or her back to sleep surrounded by soft colors and lights. Pastel colors also adorn everything around Easter time to celebrate the start of spring. After a dreary, cold winter, the light pinks, blues, yellows and lavenders of spring decorations gently bring us out of our winter slumbers.
In nature, woodland plants like ferns, trilliums and wild violets happily grow in little patches around trees, not in a perfect ring within a perfect circle. When landscaping around trees, create natural looking beds that also match the style of the rest of the landscape, do not spend a fortune on a fancy foundation landscaping and perfectly placed shade trees only to have them cheapened by quick, easy and boring rings of around the trees. If you love hostas, like many people including myself do, plant groupings of different varieties mixed in with other shade plants for different bloom times and textures. You may be surprised how many shade plants there are if you look beyond the hosta tables at your local garden center.
Like hosta rings around trees, yew, juniper, mugo pine, spirea and daylilies are often overused as foundation plantings. They are all nice plants that can be used in combination with other plants to create beautiful landscapes, full of varied but unified colors and textures. However, if a landscape designer comes to your home for a consultation and says, We will just put a row of yews along this side, a bunch of spirea and daylilies on that side, a big sprawling juniper here, and rings of hostas around all the trees, simply thank them for their time and call the next landscape designer on the list. Most likely, if you are considering spending money on a new landscape, you are hoping for actual curb appeal, not just yawns from passersby.
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