Ornamental grasses have become extremely popular in the past ten years or so, and if you buy them at a garden center they are kind of pricey. Learning how to grow them yourself is actually quite easy. They can be grown from seed, but I won’t pretend to be an expert at that for several … Read moreHow to Grow Ornamental Grasses
Books List How to Build Ponds and Waterfalls: The Complete Guide How to Build Ponds and Waterfalls and Much More was written with the consumer in mind: it’s a show and tell presentation of everything needed to build spectacular water gardens. Jeffrey Reid proves that knowing the correct steps and using the right product for … Read moreJapanese Garden Books – Building Water Features
First and foremost, you must determine what style of Japanese garden will best suit your backyard area, as well as your budget and the time you have available to care for your garden. Rocky slopes, hills, marshy areas and size will all have an effect on the finished product. Quite obviously, you would not create … Read moreBuilding a Japanese Garden – Assessing Your Yard
One thing you will notice about any Japanese garden arrangement and design is that it is not symetrical. The plants, fences, rocks, water features, hedges and pathways are planned and placed in an asymetric pattern. This is to gain visual appeal and provide a calming affect – after all, how often do you see trees … Read moreCreating Aesthetic Arrangements and Symbolism In Your Japanese Garden
Japanese gardens have become popular choices when choosing to landscape a yard. The entire garden concept is designed to create an experience, invoke feelings and provide a haven where one can be relaxed, calm and peruse inner-thoughts. Therefore, it is important that the rocks and plants meld together within the landscape, and that the relationship … Read moreJapanese Garden Styles – Which One Is The Best For You?
When you hear the term “Zen Garden” the picture conjured up is of a dry landscape with rocks surrounded by carefully raked gravel which invites you to withdraw from the noise of the world outside and to enter into silent meditation. Some say that zen priests adopted the dry landscape style in the eleventh century … Read moreHow To Create A Zen Garden
Most Japanese Maple seeds ripen in the fall. Watch the tree and wait for the seeds to turn brown. The seeds are ready to be harvested when they are brown and can be easily removed from the tree. The seeds are attached to a wing, it’s best to break the wing off before storing or … Read moreHow to Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed
Having a beautiful and thriving yard isn’t an act of chance. Before you go shopping for trees, flowers, plants and shrubs, you should understand that half of them are meant to be underground. The root systems of your future plants and trees will decide if they live or die, and their future health is determined … Read moreSoil, Drainage, and Water