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Design Ideas

Garden design tips help take the guesswork out of planning a beautiful garden. Learn great garden design tips for your garden.

  • 5 Japanese Style Gardens
    Since the 6th century, Japanese gardeners have been creating green spaces that focus less on perennials and peonies and more on meditation and peace of mind.
  • How Butterfly Gardens Work
    What has bright, blooming flowers and a sea of flapping wings? A butterfly garden. Planting one will help you to attract and conserve these winged beauties.
  • Color Theme Garden Ideas
    Color is a vital consideration when planning any type of garden. Whether you want rainbows of color or a simple monochromatic design, you'll love these inspiring ideas and images.
  • Cottage Garden Ideas
    Cottage gardening is a beautiful way to manage many plant types in a small backyard or other garden space, because they display annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, and vegetables -- all growing quite happily together with an effect of controlled chaos.
  • English Country Garden Ideas
    Balance formal and informal in your garden and create a spot of English countryside with a formal carpet bed, an avenue of pleached limes, an ornamental pond and fountain or a well-filled perennial border. Read more about English gardens.
  • Foilage Garden Ideas
    Let leaves take centerstage in a lush, lovely foliage garden -- no flowers need apply. Foliage carries a garden through the seasons, long after the flowers have faded to a memory. Use our foliage garden ideas and garden photos to get inspired!
  • Fragrant Garden Ideas
    Delight two senses when you choose fragrant blossoms and foliage for your garden! Fragrance adds an ineffable, almost magical quality to a planting scheme, enhancing the beauty of the flowers. See our fragrant garden ideas.
  • Garden Gallery
    Good garden ideas can encourage you to plant with zeal. Get inspired with great garden photos. Learn how these garden ideas can work in your yard.
  • Garden Types
    Just because you're interested in gardening, doesn't mean that you have to stick to the classic floral plot. There are many different kinds including rock, rose, and water gardens. Learn about the different garden types.
  • Habitat Garden Ideas
    When you create a habitat garden, wildlife like birds and butterflies enjoy it too. Birdsong and brightly colored butterflies not only add beauty to the environment, but also make the garden seem like a natural refuge.
  • Natural Garden Ideas
    No matter what climate you happen to live in, there are garden plants that can thrive there. Our natural garden ideas and garden photos will help you select just the right thing for your plot of ground.
  • Rock Garden Ideas
    Recreate a stunning natural scene in your garden with these rock garden ideas. The dainty scale of the plants allows for great versatility in design, adapting to just about any size the grower desires.
  • Starting a Community Garden
    Gardens have lots of benefits, but what if you don't have any land to start your own? If you're strapped for green space, a community garden might be the answer.
  • How Xeriscaping Works
    We all know that water's a precious resource, but in drought-stricken regions, it's harder to come by than ever. What can you do? One landscaping option is Xeriscaping.

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