30 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer
A color palette of earthy browns and vibrant greens connects interior spaces to the exterior deck. Invisible Nana doors further blend indoor and outdoor spaces to create an expanded great room perfect for large social gatherings. Tip: Selective use of outdoor fabrics in bold patterns and colors provides a perfect pop against a neutral backdrop, creating a vibrant yet tranquil setting.
Our front yard is divided from our neighbor's yard by a white picket fence and the ugliest thorny trees I've ever seen. I don't even know that I would describe them trees as much as I would giant weeds with trunks. Since we've moved in I've been trying to get an idea for how to make that area lush and beautiful and compliment the white fence... and this is it!
Only six plants... planted in drifts.
Primary colors of red, blue, & yellow are used over and over in compositions, done mostly with foliage. Accomplishes two things: It establishes a visual rhythm that carries your eye from place to place in a border, & it also ties together adjacent plants that share a common color. With so many plants from which to choose, repetition is easy to do in sun or shade. Linda also pairs blue-leaved ‘Firewitch’ Cheddar pink with dwarf Colorado blue spruce, & Japanese painted fern with dead nettle
Play Up Purple Golden leaves grab the eye -- but so do purple ones. And plants with violet, maroon, or plum-hue leaves (including 'Diabolo' ninebark, many Japanese maples, and many weigelas) are especially trendy. The rich coloring stands out in the garden and blends well with a wide variety of shades, including chartreuse.
Play Up Purple. Golden leaves grab the eye -- but so do purple ones. And plants with violet, maroon, or plum-hue leaves (including 'Diabolo' ninebark, many Japanese maples, and many weigelas) are especially trendy. The rich coloring stands out in the garden and blends well with a wide variety of shades, including chartreuse.
Lush shade garden in Toronto garden has a layered, well-edited selection of plants appropriate for the Toronto climate and for her specific shade conditions. Bright chartreuse foliage of hosta and hakonechloa and variegated leaves of Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ brighten the space and set off the darker burgundy foliage of the Japanese maple.
Small-Space Asian Garden A variety of beautiful, well-kept plants make up this garden, which also includes a small pond. 'A true Japanese garden is not busy as ours, but we love all types of plants and we can't help ourselves,' writes lakesidegarden.
Casual version of classic-style garden found on Monrovia.com. Plants: Butterfly Japanese Maple, Siberian Iris (Caesar's Brother), June Plantain Lily, Dwarf Daylilies, Variegated Japanese Sedge