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Spatial design is a wonderful way to define your garden spaces and  determine planting bed locations. Luckily there is a process to lead us  through this exciting design journey. A few weeks ago I began introducing  the design process through bubble diagrams, then garden structure studies.  This post will now highlight the next step: the preliminary design.    The preliminary design builds on the garden structure study by adding the  location of plant and hardscape materials, though plants…

Iowan Lisa Orgler's website's chock full of beautiful garden designs - vegetables + flowers, too! She also designs beautiful Iowa-themed cards and patterns. We're lucky to have her in our corner of the world.

Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction.

Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot: A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction. By Diarmuid Gavin.

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…

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 thos

English-Style Landscape Plan - Use the elements of formal British design to make your yard shine. Intersecting paths with an attractive fountain, clipped hedges, and geometric raised beds will give your landscape four-season interest.

Residential Shared Street - National Association of City Transportation Officials

Residential Shared Street - National Association of City Transportation Officials. Like the scale and size of the street. Think on this diagram trees are not shown. Enjoy the experience of traffic calming street.

Road to recovery | News-Gazette.com

Plan would give Green Street much-needed facelift.