Creating a Garden Display
Many people will think of a garden display as a central piece of architecture, plants, or a feature that stands out and captures the attention of anyone that sees it. However, there are many different ways that you can use a garden display for your own garden. While you can use a single, central item, you can also have the entire garden be one large display. It all depends on how you look at things, and understanding the basics of creating a garden display.
- Theme. What is the basic theme you are looking at with your garden? Do you want to have a beautiful English garden straight out of a Jane Austen novel? Maybe you want to create a garden that evokes memories of a fantasy fairy garden. Whatever your dream garden is, decide on one single theme and begin working from that.
- Style. When you have a theme in mind, begin thinking about the style you want to use. For example, you may want to create an English garden, but do you want it to be in a classical formal style, or something that is more cozy and inviting? There are usually many different styles that you can choose from within a particular theme. Choose one which matches your overall desire the closest.
- Elements. Once you have decided on the theme and style that you wish to use, you need to think about the different elements that make it so special. Create a list of these different elements, and if at all possible draw out a sketch of that the final product should look like. As you are doing this, do not neglect the flowers, trees, bushes, and other natural elements of your garden as well. In fact, try to use as much of the natural world in your design as possible.
- Tie it all together. Finally, after coming up with a plan for your garden display, it is time to begin tying it all together. This means that as you are building and creating your garden that you make sure it all goes together. Exterior decorating, landscaping, designing, whatever you a call it is the same no matter where you are doing—inside or out. The overall purpose is for everything to flow together, and to have the feeling of being a single whole rather than a disjointed group or collection. As you are building everything, feel free to make changes as necessary where reality dictates you must.
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