Product Review: Landscaping Book by Better Homes and Gardens
Your About.com Landscaping Guide's review of a book published by Better Homes and Gardens. "Home Landscaping: Plants, Projects, and Ideas for Your Yard" is a great gift idea for gardeners. Purchase a gift for them that will give them something to get through the winter months -- planning next year's landscape. A smart consumer's choice for the money.
Designing by Theme
Less-Lawn.com’s advice on landscaping with a design theme in mind. Themes can be organized around a favorite element, a concept, a mood, or a tribute, for instance. Season, color, natural community, collection and activity are also discussed as possible design themes. Proper landscaping greatly enhances the real estate value of your property.
Gothic Garden Best of the Net
"The Garden of Deadly Delights," by mAlice. The Web queen of gothic landscaping tells you how to plant a garden with the ultimate offbeat theme: namely, all the plants are poisonous! Not for the tender-hearted or those with children at home….
Sanctuary for Tame Life
Not only does wildlife need sanctuaries - we do, too! CSU/Denver County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener's article will teach you how to create a garden for privacy and contemplation that would have made the philosopher, Epicurus proud. Many aspects of landscaping considered, ranging from site suitability to incorporating a waterfall.
Sculpting the Land With Herbs
Sara's Superb Herbs covers a range of topics pertaining to herb garden designs, ranging from history to creating topiaries. The author distinguishes between formal and informal herb garden designs, based in part on time requirements.
"Serenity now!" Landscaping
You don't have to be a Jerry Seinfeld fan to appreciate these ideas from Yvonne Cunnington at Chatelain.com. Learn how to turn your backyard into a haven secluded from the turmoil of the rest of the world.
Shaping a Landscape: Trees and Shrubs
This article from the University of Arizona Extension discusses tree and shrub selection with an eye to design. Graphics are provided to illustrate the variety of shapes available. Includes a discussion of how function will help determine choice of shape.