By . Garden. Published at Friday, December 08th, 2017 - 08:09:12 AM.
Lavender and pink can be used together for color blocking, or pinks and reds. White is also a color that can be used for a dramatic color blocking effect. Color blocking in the garden with white might include: Lilies, Dusty miller, Artemisia, Pampas grass, Spirea, Astilbe, Plants will variegated foliage.
There are a myriad of dry creek bed ideas to be found, so finding something that suits your particular needs or interest should not be difficult. That said, a few basic guidelines will help make the process an easier one.
Not all of us have room for a large elaborate mandala garden. Small mandala gardens can still feel like a secluded, sacred space by ringing them with tall grasses, columnar shrubs or evergreens. Again, depending on your preference and budget, mandala garden paths can be made with sand, pebbles, bricks or tiles, and plant beds can be edged with plastic edging, large stones, bricks or concrete edgers. Plant beds can be filled with mulch or rock. You can add extra flair to wheel patterned mandala garden designs by alternating different colors of rock and mulch.
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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