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15 file(s) - Uploaded by: nwphillygardener
Created: Feb 7, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 105
A graceful serpentine path of different materials winds through different outdoor rooms in the shade.
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Created: Jun 29, 2008 | Flag
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Since our style of choice is "formal" we created our water feature from cement. You just can't get rubber liner to conform to perfect rectangle.
14 file(s) - Uploaded by: photobug100
Created: Jun 1, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 125
This is a pond I built by hand just to sit and enjoy the sounds of the outdoors.
25 file(s) - Uploaded by: paint me green
Created: Jun 26, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 69
Gardens are such magical and enchanting places, ever changing (even on a daily basis and improving with every passing year.
I don't have a massive garden but a fair sized suburban London backyard space, which I have packed with plants and created many paths throughout the garden to give a sense of journey, mystery and an element of discovery.
I am normally drawn to architectural and foliage plants with interesting leaf colour and texture. But this year I was inspired by a documentary named "Bees, butterflies and blooms" by Sara Raven and have added lots of flowering plants especially the single flowers rich in pollen and nectar to attract a variety of pollinating insects. Now that the garden is in bloom, there is a buzz in my garden that I have never noticed before. The garden is now truly alive with the gentle hum and buzz of bees and hover flies and fluttering of butterflies from flower to flower. It has also helped attract all manner of beneficial critters which keep the lil beasties in check too. The garden just provides endless hours of enjoyment and relaxation.
Gardening can be a very solitary business but in fact your never really alone. All I can say is whoever has a garden and is involved in it is truly blessed. Where would I be without a garden to plant my dreams.