The Shape of the Garden

The shape of the garden is defined by the shape of the ground, the walls, hedges and fences that divide it up, and the plants that decorate it. The basic shape of the garden, formed by the ground shaping and hard materials, must be pleasing in its own right before any plants are added. For example,

Made in the Shade

Shade Gardening—Making a dull landscape interesting. Trying to get grass to grow under our trees tends to suggest to us that shade gardening is going to be a challenge. However, many landscapes do, in fact, have plants that grow in shaded areas successfully.  Certain plants actually thrive in the shade. In fact, many people with