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Hardcores for visual accents. For example, evergreen trees add color and unity to winter. Whenever possible, select plants that are of interest all year round. The river birch (Betula nigra) has pretty spring flowers, a beautiful autumn or summer color and an exfoliating bark for the winter. Focus the color where the accent is desired. But when we consider the colors of plants, remember that more is not necessarily better. In a good design, the main colors of the plant are the shades of green that highlight the seasonal accent colors. Do not use too many evergreen plants because they can be visually "heavy" and do not provide as much seasonal change as deciduous plants.

How to fertilize: Feed every month in the spring and summer with an organic fertilizer labeled for roses or tomatoes. When to prune: Some types flourish on new growth and others on old growth. When you buy, ask the nursery what type you have and when you should ponder. Where to Buy: Local garden centers have plenty of choices in the spring. Good mail order sources include Brushwood Nursery and Joy Creek Nursery. By carefully carving the landscape and choosing the right plants and materials, you can hide an unattractive driveway. With only a few steps, lessHan-perfect photo part of your home can be turned into a gardener's paradise.

Landscaping guided by a series of arbitrary "rules" such as "always plant shrubs in groups of three or five" and "never plant annuals in public places" does not take into account the needs of individual families and sites. Such landscaping rarely gives good design. Good design should not be limited by such stipulated rules. Our goal in landscape design does not just create good visual relationships.

Even a small stand-alone unit on a patio should look like its surroundings. You can use natural stone to build it, or you can use the same stone or the same material that you find on the house. Do not use too much material or the effort can turn around. A good rule is to not use more than three elements in an area, or the area may be too busy. Instead of pounding the lawn and making an improvised path of dead grass between your patio, fireplace and garden, create an attractive walkway using concrete, natural slab, brick bricks Corative, or crushed stone.

This Japanese eraser with a modest canopy is the right scale for this small front yard. Figure 19 - 38. This beautiful front yard incorporates ground covers like phlox, perennials like rosemary and shasta daisies, and tulip bulbs to replace the lawn. Figure 19 - 39. These children enjoy a natural play area made of rounds of trees. Figure 19 - 41. The yellow jasmine star (Trachelospermum asiaticum) growing on this lattice not only provides a wonderful scent, it filters out the view of the neighboring patio. Once the site has been analyzed, the activity list made, and the bubble charts drawn (Figure 19-35) to better locate the activities and the summer ments, the layout of the landscape can be determined.

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