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Garden By Number: Garden Landscaping Made Simple

Aug 17, 2007
If you are like me, until very recently, I was unaware that there was even a thing called garden landscaping. I didn't know a garden could be landscaped. To me, a garden has always been a thing to grow fruits and vegetables, but that wasn't that attractive to look at. Apparently, however, I have been mistaken. Garden landscaping is a very real and very active pursuit. Your garden can be a work of art.

How Can A Garden Be A Work Of Art?

It's simple: everything that you look for in a painting or a piece of art you also want to look for in your garden landscaping. For example, how does the color work? You might want to explore some color theories to further broaden your horizons on how colors work. What flowers and plants should you have in your garden to get the colors to work for you?

But also, there are lines to consider - like how do the lines work? Do they run parallel or perpendicular to the house from your garden? Where do you want your garden placed to make the lines do what you want them to do? These are all questions one needs to ask if they want to a truly superb garden landscaping experience.

In addition, one needs to consider form in their decisions on their garden landscaping. Do you want just a square garden, or something a little less traditional? Should it wrap around the house, be on a corner, or just be something completely off the wall? Form encompasses all of these things, and even more. There are a variety of different aspects to any gardening project that be chalked up under the all encompassing label of "form."

Perhaps one of the easiest aspects of gardening landscaping to notice is the texture of the garden. Really, how do you want the texture of the garden to look? Large and leafy, small and plain, flowery, do you want vines? All of these aspects of texture factor into what kind of garden landscape you end up with - and luckily, there's a large database of resources to explore the different kinds of plants and forms and textures and colors you can use you make your garden landscape uniquely your own, and entirely what you want.

Again, the internet or your local bookstore are the best places to find these resources and most likely the best resource for you is going to be about.com, which has a menagerie of every information on just about every subject, and that includes garden landscaping.
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