Mount a merry mural Celebrate Christmas your way with a unique wall mural. This one has been created by mounting straw hats in a tree shape, topped off with a bold red star. But why stop there? Experiment with other Christmassy accessories, such as baubles or wreaths, for a festive look that really reflects you.
For such a beautifully festive aesthetic, this look is unbelievably easy to recreate. On your next jaunt to the park, grab some long tree branches and leave them to dry. Then arrange them in a heavy vase and decorate with simple, white decorations. Do keep them light, though – heavy ornaments could result in unintentional accidents.
selected plants to create a lush, tropical oasis, including ginger, jasmine, purple princess tree, plumeria, elephant ear and succulents. “We also have strawberry guavas growing, a mango tree, cherimoya tree and Surinam cherries, all of which produce fruit,” Lambur says.The new fire pit was built with an extra-wide top, making it an easy perch on which to rest food and drinks.
Consider using a yatsuhashi pattern when you need to introduce a strong element to make sense of an ordinary space, when you want to lead the eye to a focal point or when you need a bit of Zen in your life. ed and pathway lines are important to how we view and navigate our gardens. A good garden designer will employ these shapes to influence moods and to dictate how and how quickly we move through a garden. Straight paths are utilitarian, moving people quickly from point A to point B. Curved and serpentine paths create a sense of peacefulness, causing people to stroll at a leisurely pace, stopping to enjoy vignettes and treasured plants. Then there are the zigzag paths. Enter yatsuhashi. “Yatsuhashi” is a Japanese term that literally means “eight bridges.” Originally, eight wooden planks were laid out in a zigzag pattern, without railings and generally over a shallow pond surrounded by irises. Legend has it that this pattern kept evil spirits away, because the spirits could not make 90-degree turns. This belief led to the construction of zigzag bridges and paths on temple grounds.
Plant a native meadow. If you have a larger outdoor space to contend with, you may not want to cover it all in gravel or stone. Think instead about creating a low-maintenance “meadow” of native plants that requires little water or upkeep. A local landscaping pro or a staffer at a good garden center should be able to guide you in choosing plants that will do well in your area. This is also a good option for sloped yards, where hardscaping would be more difficult.
do you like the colourscheme?
Way to use colour!
Is the trim giving your house the proper punctuation? If your house is channeling the blahs, refresh your trim. Perhaps your white could look crisper or your window trim is calling for a color that stands out. Sometimes dark panes that contrast with the outer trim are the answer.
Keep it neat with grass. Turf grass is a traditional material to use in these strips, and while it is a valid choice, it is not the only option. If you do decide to go with turf, be sure to keep it neat and edged, weed it regularly and don't allow it to become an eyesore. In some cases a well-maintained strip of turf can be the perfect foil to other front-yard landscaping, like the courtyard wall and pots in this example. Choose turf grass in this strip if it makes sense to your overall aesthetic, not because you lacked creativity when making the decision.
Add evergreens. There's no need to get all fancy with your plant material, particularly if the rest of your front yard has plenty of appeal. It may make sense to choose some low-growing evergreen plants, like junipers or other dwarf shrubs, to create textural interest year-round. Read the plant tag carefully to avoid accidentally purchasing shrubs that lose their leaves over the winter.
Create landing pads. Your visitors will typically pull up to the curb when they are stopping by, so if you thickly plant this area, they will be forced to step on your plants just to exit their vehicle. Give them a place to step onto instead. Use oversize flagstone pieces to create landing pads or pour concrete insets into several areas along your strip.
simple - use for ruth's TuBe
might interest you
pots on rocks
could incorporate Hills hoist
over time add levels
an idea for the future - extending out on kitchen level
slightly rambling garden with house above - not on same level
bowls on stand
just the pot on rocks!