Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Great (Garden) Ideas – Part 2

First there was the Yard, Garden & Patio Show (Best Garden-related Ideas - Part 1). Then there was the trip to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. Sometimes the gardens at the Seattle show are hit or miss. This year, the gardens, vignettes and exhibitors were a big hit and well worth the visit. I am doing some major garden renovation in my yard this year which heightened my interest in plant selections and garden ideas. Container combinations also caught my eye. Here are a few that I considered the best of the best.

Mixed containers of perennials, shrubs and conifers were captivating and provide texture and color year round.

Water in the garden distracts the ear, beckons wild and human vistors alike and can be as simple as a still pool or a more complex natural stream.

An often overlooked opportunity is lighting in gardens and garden structures. There were several clever ideas that could be used outdoor (or indoors for that matter).

A few other ideas caught my eye. These could add color and interest to your garden spaces.

What’s the coolest garden idea you’ve seen so far this year? Please share.

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