GARDEN DESIGN-Designing Structure can be the most challenging, yet the most fun part of developing spatial design. Once you create a bubble diagram to organize your outdoor spaces, the next step is defining the structure of those spaces (officially called a form composition study).  Will your garden be informal, formal, rectilinear or geometric? Look to the architecture of your house as inspiration or maybe you are drawn to a particular garden style. Structure can also evolve from a theme

Feb 20 Designing Your Garden: Defining Structure

GARDEN DESIGN-Designing Structure can be the most challenging, yet the most fun part of developing spatial design. Once you create a bubble diagram to organize your outdoor spaces, the next step is defining the structure of those spaces (officially called a form composition study). Will your garden be informal, formal, rectilinear or geometric? Look to the architecture of your house as inspiration or maybe you are drawn to a particular garden style. Structure can also evolve from a theme

About a year ago I did a series of posts that showcased three parts of the  design process. For those that struggle with how to start their landscape  design this process is amazing. The idea is to arrange your spaces  conceptually with bubbles, move those bubbles towards strong shapes, then  finally place plant materials to reinforce your outdoor rooms. Click on the  steps below to learn about them in more detail.  1. Bubble (or Functional) Diagrams  2. Garden Structure Studies…

Feb 21 Curvilinear Preliminary Design

About a year ago I did a series of posts that showcased three parts of the design process. For those that struggle with how to start their landscape design this process is amazing. The idea is to arrange your spaces conceptually with bubbles, move those bubbles towards strong shapes, then finally place plant materials to reinforce your outdoor rooms. Click on the steps below to learn about them in more detail. 1. Bubble (or Functional) Diagrams 2. Garden Structure Studies…

Discover what inspires garden designer Daniel Corby Bristow of Propagating Dan- young gardeners on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden.

Young Gardeners series: Propagating Dan

Discover what inspires garden designer Daniel Corby Bristow of Propagating Dan- young gardeners on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden.

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55 Backyard Landscaping Ideas You'll Fall in Love With

Beautiful ideas for landscaping with ornamental grasses used as an informal grass hedge, mass planted in the garden, or mixed with other shrubs and plants.

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses

Beautiful ideas for landscaping with ornamental grasses used as an informal grass hedge, mass planted in the garden, or mixed with other shrubs and plants.

Beautiful no grass, formal front yard garden design with lavender, box and standard euonymus.FRONT YARD CURB APPEAL

Lawn Alternatives for the Modern Yard

Beautiful no grass, formal front yard garden design with lavender, box and standard euonymus.FRONT YARD CURB APPEAL

A wonderful garden arbor that will fit perfectly for you and the birds.

Birdhouse Garden Arbor

Yard is very important corner of your great house because it is the place you can relax in the upcoming warm days. So when you plan to design your house exterior, don’t ignore the yard landscaping. And if you happen to have a yard includes a hill or hillside space than this is the post [...]

22 Amazing Ideas to Plan a Slope Yard That You Should Not Miss

Yard is very important corner of your great house because it is the place you can relax in the upcoming warm days. So when you plan to design your house exterior, don’t ignore the yard landscaping. And if you happen to have a yard includes a hill or hillside space than this is the post [...]

Love the swing nestled among the plants. Doesnt look like a random eye sore on the lawn and more like it belongs.

Love the swing nestled among the plants. Doesnt look like a random eye sore on the lawn and more like it belongs.

how to make a brick tree ring boarder in a sloping yard

How to Make a Brick Tree Ring on Uneven Ground

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