Choosing the right plant in the right place reduces the need for irrigation water, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, and work. Native plants or indigenous species cultivars benefit the local ecosystem in a myriad of ways, including supporting insects, the main source of food for birds. breeders and other native species. In addition, they attract native pollinators, including birds, bats, butterflies, bees and moths, and provide food, shelter and habitat of choice for wildlife. Native plants also enhance the beauty of all types of gardens - from the formal model to the informal design and give a sense of place and regional history.
The journey through the garden is like a story that begins when you enter the garden. The story continues as one moves through twists along a path, guided by focal points that predict what happens next. Finally, a highlight in the garden trip occurs at a destination - the garden activity room. The story is not finished yet. It resumes as you leave the room and the gradual transition out of space begins to move to the next destination or leave the garden. The language of the models is a philosophy developed by Christopher Alexander (emeritus professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley).
A horizontal floor plan changes from a stone path to a wooden platform. Figure 19 - 10. This vertical plane is defined by the two facades of brick buildings. With a clearly defined path, this space can be called an outdoor hallway. Figure 19 - 11. Trees define the vertical walls of this space. Trees have been selected on a human scale in this pedestrian path. This same scheme is often used to define the vehicular corridors of cars, but the trees are larger for the vehicles. Figure 19 - 12. An air plane defined by these iron sculptures. These sculptures act as trellises that the vines grow to cover and in the shade of the walkway.
Don Burke and Scott Cam team up to create the perfect garden makeover for a small backyard featuring dwarf fruit trees, compact shed, outdoor entertaining …