By Valerie Easton
A development backyard supplies us the instruments for growing our personal hugely fulfilling backyard areas. Easton identifies 14 backyard styles that she sees as basic to profitable layout and that might flip any panorama right into a memorable and worthwhile retreat. This ebook might help you determine what pleases you, and why, and supply idea and path within the planting and format of your individual backyard. Discussions of crucial styles, resembling the production of paths or the incorporation of water into the backyard, are complemented via concrete suggestion approximately plant choice.
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Gardeners scramble to protect your garden by mulching, by wrapping more ten- adjust their long-held beliefs about their climate and der plants in bubble wrap or even bath towels on the cold- what they can grow. Faced with such global climate est nights, or by bringing plants in to overwinter in a uncertainty, we need to observe the garden carefully and garage, garden shed, or greenhouse. be more ﬂexible than in the past. Although we don’t have Then there’s heat to consider. The American Horticul- to banish all that weather knowledge we’ve accumulated tural Society has recently produced a plant heat zone map over the years, we at least need to be willing to adjust our (page 40), in contrast to the more familiar USDA climate thinking and beliefs, season by season, to the new realities zone map based on cold temperatures.
Gar- branches will soon be bare. Our emotions are closely tied dens are all of these things. The point is to choose our pat- to the burgeoning optimism of springtime, the relaxing terns consciously, to take joy in their making, as well as in warmth of summer, the gentle melancholy of autumn, the the changes that will surely come, in the next minute and chill austerity of winter. But there is great comfort in the over the years. We can choose the patterns that best suit cyclical nature of this change.
An arbor to cast afternoon shade. If you live high on a 40 a pat tern garden PROD. org). windy hillside, or near the sea, windbreaks are as impor- closest to you) who are knowledgeable about the soils in tant for people as plants, for both need shelter from the your region and about soil test kits. But quite often soil gusts. So consider how the sun slants, where the wind varies greatly in composition and acidity in different blows, how the house or trees cast shadows, as you plan spots throughout a single property.
A Pattern Garden: The Essential Elements of Garden Making by Valerie Easton