Flower walk. Overflowing with flowering perennials of all shapes and sizes, this Toronto garden bordering the street is a feast for the senses — and a gift to the neighbors. Flowers in this garden bed include: pink mallow, purple clematis, Oriental lilies, pink cosmos, dark-leafed canna, low-growing white sweet alyssum and more.
‘Morning Light’ maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’) and coneflower (Echinacea sp,) grow in a Chicago rain garden.
This west-facing front yard in Los Angeles features low-water, sun-loving plants, including lavender (Lavandula sp.), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos sp.), pride of Madeira (Echium candicans), New Zealand flax (Phormium sp.), blue fescue (Festuca glauca) and libertia (Libertia sp.).
A garden bed that sits between the sidewalk and the house softens the formal lines of a traditional landscape. Because the more free-form plantings are confined to a smaller area, they don't overwhelm the rest of the space
אפשר שיחים נמוכים כמו כאן לאורך השביל
מבנה דומה לשלי. ערוגה בנוייה לאורך השביל
באדנית הבנוייה לשתול פרחים שנשפכים החוצה וקצת מטפסים בכמה מקומות (בין החלונות). Plant stratigically
מבנה וצבעים דומים
Employ grasses and succulents. Grasses and succulents are good choices for sloping gardens, since they thrive in dry, well-drained conditions. Notice how the plants in this garden add depth and texture to the space. Pay attention to small details by adding creeping ground covers such as Angelina stonecrop (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, zones 5 to 8) or cheddar pinks (Dianthus cvs, zones 3 to 8) to garden crevices.
As we look back on the street from the front yard, we see that a latticed brick wall (created by designer Debby Ruskin) and large shrubs maintain a sense of privacy, without closing the home off to passing traffic. A lush lawn provides space where the kids can run around
זה רעיון טוב. ליצור גינה לאורך השביל משני הצדדים. לשים לב לגובה הצמחים. צריך גבוהים באמצע! א By setting the front yard entrance to the side, this designer created a courtyard feeling while allowing enough space for a handsome street-side garden.
Plant small trees. Dwarf or semidwarf trees can be a beautiful addition to a small front yard, providing a focal point and increasing the sense of depth. In the yard seen here, one tree was planted on each side of a central path, with a second path running crosswise — a look that can be scaled up or down, depending on the size of your yard.
להשתמש בזה לחזית הגינה
Designing Your Hillside Garden Creativity is in order in planting a garden on a slope. If your garden is contemporary, with clean lines, a block planting of a single species or cultivar may be in order. If your aesthetic is traditional, you may opt for a design emphasizing green foliage or white flowers. The rest of you can dare to mix things up and have some fun. When designing a garden on a slope, I find it helpful to stand at the bottom of the space and imagine myself conducting a symphony orchestra. A musical score may very well have crescendos, high notes, low notes, prominent and feisty movements and slow, understated movements. Translate this image into your plant design by crafting a blend of plants high and low in size, loud and subtle in color and texture, plants that move at the slightest breeze and those that don’t. The juxtaposition will add another layer of interest to your garden.
Pocket-Size Meadow in Colorado A parking strip at the Gardens on Spring Creek, in Fort Collins, Colorado, looks like a watercolor painting with swaths of lemon-yellow and lavender-purple blooms. Choosing a mix of bloom forms — such as the flat tops of yarrow, the flower spikes from a blooming yucca and the round globe thistles — offers more visual interest than planting a single flower form, and it contributes to a meadow-like look. Plants in this garden bed include: ‘Anthea’ yarrow (Achillea ‘Anthea’, zones 3 to 9) Blue allium (Allium caeruleum, zones 4 to 8) Adam’s needle (Yucca filamentosa, zones 5 to 10) ‘Munstead’ English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’, zones 5 to 9) ‘Shades of Mango’ pineleaf penstemon (Penstemon pinifolius ‘Shades of Mango’, zones 4 to 9) Water requirement: Low to moderate Light requirement: Full sun
Cottage-Style in Upstate New York Bursting with blooms, this romantic perennial garden in Buffalo, New York, overflows onto both sides of the sidewalk, enveloping a passer-by with summer flowers. If you embrace a “more is more” attitude toward gardening, re-create this look with a mix of colorful spring- and summer-blooming perennials, and optimize for plant height to create lush layers of flowers. Plants in this garden bed include: Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia, zones 5 to 9) Day lily (Hemerocallis sp.) Coneflower (Echinacea sp.) Petunia (Petunia sp.) Water requirement: Moderate Light requirement: Full sun
Remove lawn. I spend about three times the amount of energy mowing than I do gardening (and I mow just a few times each year). Lawns are water and nutrient hogs and wasted space for birds and insects. I like the look of lawns as pathways, and sometimes they’re nice for negative space — a place to rest the eye on and break up the garden — but beyond that they do little for garden making.
A more dramatic option is to create an island of color in the middle of the lawn. It breaks up a wide expanse with a colorful focal point. And if you choose plants that are less thirsty than turfgrass, you may be able to save a little water too.
Add a privacy screen. While you want your front yard to be more open and friendlier, you still want to balance that with a bit of privacy. After all, no one really wants to be on stage or display, do they? There are ways to create some friendly privacy so that your message is still one of, "Hello, neighbor!" and not that you've built a stockade. Try some soft plantings near the street or sidewalk, and aim to have the overall height of these beds hover around the waist or the chest. Anything taller, with the exception of an occasional small tree, will be too overpowering and send the message to keep out.
זה יכול להיות מוצלח לצד דרום של הבית. לחפש כסאות כאלה (או לעשות). אפשר להחליף בדים). א This sun-dappled spot, with its white canvas sling chairs and gravel patio, is all about the greenery. Note the different shades and textures, courtesy of the yew at the steps, the low boxwood hedge and the row of hornbeam trees behind.
אפשר לבנות קיר אבנים נמוך כזה. יש לי כתבה. זה נקרא Dry משהו
המיקום של ה Arched gate and the bird feeder יחסית לבית - הכל מאוד הרמוני וגם הגדר. אני פשוט אשתול Daylilies
Plant masses of blooms. Take a cue from the cottages of Nantucket (most of which have tiny front yards) and plant an abundant row of hydrangeas and fragrant roses right along the street. It will charm passersby and provide a bit of privacy to the front of your house. A small picket fence makes a nice addition and gives the blooms a support to drape over
אולי אפשר להעביר את הגג מהדק לחזית Vaughan, Ontario. If your front yard doesn’t have walls, fences or mature plantings for privacy, it’s natural to feel a little on display for the neighborhood if you’re sitting outside. Adding a pergola to cover a front yard seating area and surrounding it with a mix of shrubs and small-scale trees can help an area feel private but still friendly. This xeriscape front yard in a suburb in Ontario features a flagstone patio enclosed by a handsome wooden pergola and dynamic, low-water plantings.
החזית מתחברת למדרכה - לחשוב על שביל ישר לכביש. אבל עדיף מהצד
this three-tiered combination of perennial purple coneflowers, tawny ornamental grasses and low-growing tufts of day lily foliage would also work as a sidewalk combination. The purple coneflowers are particularly long-blooming and, in combination with the tall ornamental grasses, will carry the garden through fall. Plants in this garden bed include: ‘Magnus’ purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’, zones 3 to 8) ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass(Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’, zones 4 to 9) ‘Stella de Oro’ day lily (Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’, zones 4 to 9), after blooming
Plants in the Foreground Even though they’re not on the porch itself, the plants you include in the landscape leading toward your front door can have a big impact on how your porch looks and feels. From the street, colorful plantings draw the eye — and for those sitting on the porch, a screen of plants provides a bit of privacy and a lovely view.