IDEAS:

PIN IDEAS to use in your own Garden:


To make it easier to pin ideas to your Pinterest boards, I have set up webpages of themed images from my archives. Feel free to pin the ideas for:


CONTAINER GARDENING
GARDEN ORNAMENTS
FIND IDEAS FOR MAKING YOUR GARDEN A TRULY PRIVATE SPACE
CREATING A SPACE TO RELAX IN OR ENTERTAIN


GARDEN DESIGN DEMYSTIFIED:


CREATING A GARDEN FOCAL POINT:

Find inspiration for creating a garden focal point  in this 2 part series of blog posts: Part 1 and Part 2.


MAKING A GRAND ENTRANCE:

There is an old saying that, "You never get a second chance to create a first impression." Find some ideas on how to make a great first impression in this blog post on garden gates and arbors.


DOWN THE GARDEN PATH:

Nothing invites a visitor into a garden like a garden path. Find ideas for creating a pathway in your own garden in this 2 part series of blog posts: Part 1 and Part 2.



What do you do with the awkward space between your suburban home and the ones on either side of it? Take a look at this post and get some fresh ideas on how to spruce up that narrow lane way that leads into your backyard garden.






USING LINES TO ADVANTAGE:

A simple line can be a powerfully expressive thing. Discover how to make this design element work to your advantage in this blog post.









 A FEW TIPS ON PLACING OBJECTS IN A GARDEN:

This post makes use of a little photo wizardry to show you how your placement of objects can dramatically effect on the way your garden is viewed and experienced.










GARDEN PROJECTS:


Every year, I try to collect seeds from my garden to plant in the spring and to give away to gardening friends. This fall, I decided to create my own seeds packets. Using readily available coin envelopes, I came up with two simple DIY designs that I share with readers in this post.




A cold frame is a great way to extend the gardening season. It is also a good place to start seeds and store tender perennials in winter. See how we transformed a raised bed into a removable cold frame in this blog post. Find further building instructions in this post.








FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS:


USING DECORATIVE TINS

Insert an inexpensive plain glass vase into a vintage floral tin to create a pretty floral arrangement.








USING VINTAGE BOTTLES

Try grouping vintage bottles with a few spring blooms in each.










FRESH IDEAS FROM CANADA BLOOMS

Wrapping clear glass vases with yarn and twisting  bouquets with decorative wire are two of the great arrangement ideas I saw at Canada Blooms 2011.






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