Jewels In The Garden
Reflections of Color
to your Home and Garden
In The Garden
"Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting and
Autumn a mosaic of them all"....
My gardens are my sanctuary, a beautiful place to sit and be inspired.
So very peaceful being surrounded by natures beauty.
You too can obtain this serenity in you own backyard.
Not only will you be creating your own special space,
but also raise the value of your home in doing so.
Begin by creating a garden journal.
It is best to jot down your ideas on paper and later use your drawings as a reference to where you plant what so you know where everything is. It's best to measure your space and map it to scale. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed.
Start out with a small space and then add on after that.
Sculpting the earth along the way.
You want to keep in mind along with your plantings have some sort of structure or element to enhance this space.
A focal point ~ Something to stop the eye
Weather it be a simple raised bed, a trellis for vines, a sculpture, bird bath or feeder, wind chimes or a simple water feature for soothing sounds and the attraction of wild life. One of the most important gardens should be your Entry way to your home for a grand welcoming. Simple ~ Sweet ~ Inviting curb appeal.
Potted plants, hanging baskets and window boxes are a quick solution to enhance your home itself.
My gardens consist of "Garden Rooms" ~ Different sections used for different purposes. Some of the rooms I've created are,
My court yard ~ teahouse ~ moon garden ~ herb garden ~ forest garden
~ a fairy garden where my granddaughter loves to sit and play : )
and my water garden, filled with beautiful
Japanese koi, frogs, snails, and 2 waterfalls.
~ Thank you for your interest in my art ~
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