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Saturday Landscaped Gardens Ideas: parterre, fences, warm season grasses, and a rooftop oasis.

Formal Parterre

Formal Parterre Gardens Rule the Landscape

Formal Parterre Rule the Landscape

Parterre gardens first appeared in France in the 16th century. They are incredibly classy and formal and are associated with big gardens and expensive houses. But as this article looks you can create and have a parterre landscape even in small houses and gardens. They will add a very classic look to your house and will look fabulous. You only need to follow a few rules to adapt them to your specific garden and you will have a garden that would be the envy of everyone in your neighborhood.

Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Landscape Detail: Do Fence Me In

Landscape Detail: Do Fence Me In

Landscape Detail: Do Fence Me In

It’s inevitable that nowadays fences are becoming a need in any house. Either because you need to mark the limits of your garden, you want to add a bit of security to it, or just simply used them as part of your design, nowadays most gardens have some kind of fence.

Obviously no matter your reasons for having a fence it’s important that you try to integrate them in your design. Modern houses and gardens will benefit having a modern looking fence. More classic looking gardens might look better with a more traditional iron-wrought one.

This article is going to introduce several designs and show you how they look in relation to the rest of the design in the gardens they fence. Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

5 Smokin’ Warm-Season Grasses

5 Smokin' Warm-Season Grasses

5 Smokin’ Warm-Season Grasses

The reality is that hot summers in Ireland are a rarity. But regardless of it summer is much warmer than winter and if you have a garden you might want to plan your design so it’s attractive all year around.

These grasses come out of dormancy during Spring and Summer and they look great during winter. They will make a great statement in your garden and add a little punch of colour and shape in a non-traditional way to any garden.

Jump to the article to read and learn more about them.

Alejandro’s Rooftop Oasis

Alejandro's Rooftop Oasis

Alejandro’s Rooftop Oasis

And we finish today’s selection of articles with a small oasis in the city. In this case the owner has used a small rooftop space of 14’x16′ to create an incredible design with a variety of plants. The place looks fabulous and it looks the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and the good weather. It’s also very practical and easy to maintain thanks to great planning.

Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

 

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1 Comment

  1. fence says:

    Are you able to connect a reed fence to a chain-link fence that is shorter than it?

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