Landscape Design Tips for a Smaller Garden: beautiful picture and good idea

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Landscape Design Tips for a Smaller Garden

By LarryR
December 10, 2012

Want to make your small garden look larger? Try using a color scheme that includes plants with mostly white blossoms and green leaves. Add some green shrubbery and a colorful accent plant as well. The green and white combination gives the illusion of more space. Add some curving paths. They will also trick the eye into seeing the space as larger than it actually is.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 9, 2012 7:11 PM CST
and please put that picture in the database!!
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mistyfog
Dec 12, 2012 9:58 PM CST
Lovely photo, and I can imagine just what you are saying with regard to my
own garden. Great tip.
Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Dec 14, 2012 12:24 PM CST
Hetty, done. Thanks for the suggestion!

shirlee, many thanks for your kind comments. Glad that my tip was helpful. Smiling
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virginiarose
Dec 15, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Larry,. what is that? Shrub or vine? Great tip!! Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Dec 17, 2012 1:25 AM CST
Thanks, Susan. It's actually both! The vine is sweet autumn clematis. It's growing on a shrub that died several seasons ago. Here's more on the clematis: Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Dec 17, 2012 3:34 AM CST
Thanks Larry!
Susan

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crittergarden
Jan 31, 2013 9:47 AM CST
I've been out for awhile, just catching up here.
I've always liked a predominately white garden, but I didn't realize it would create the illusion of a larger space.
You have inspired me to DO this in my little city yard!
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LarryR
Jan 31, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Glad my article was helpful. I tip my hat to you. When your project is done, I'd love to see a photo.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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crittergarden
Jan 31, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Oh it's more of a journey than a project!
Populating a garden on a disability income budget is a years long proposition!
But it's fun and helps my blood pressure, so I'm happy to be on the road toward it
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jan 31, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Crittergarden, I have plenty of seed and it's not too late for wintersowing. Send me your address and I will send you some seeds to get you started. I have some white profusion zinna, white swan coneflowers, white asters, white rose mallow and white flag iris.
Susan

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