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January 24, 2020

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A Japanese garden is a style of garden from Japan, with the goal of creating a miniature landscape by carefully composing different arrangements of moss, rocks, water features, pruned trees, and sand or gravel raked in such a way that it looks like ripples in water.  Japanese gardens are typically small, but can be as large as you want. These gardens are supposed to be seen while sitting form a single lookout point like your…

The right plants can make your space tranquil, a place for relaxation. Most Japanese gardens have a calming atmosphere with more subdued colours. There are mainly trees and shrubs, especially evergreens and a few subtle climbers here or there. If you want to create an amazing Japanese garden, there are a few key plants you need to add to the mix: Cherry tree Firstly, the quintessential cherry tree. Not a single Japanese themed garden would…

When it comes to plants, many people think of the outdoors, and what plants to put in their garden, but there are many great plants for indoors.  Indoor plants add a bit of colour and improve the air quality in your home. One of the best places to put an indoor plant is in your bathroom, where the air is often warm and humid, with water nearby. But when you pick plants for the bathroom,…

When you have trees in your garden, they make for excellent borders, but they also block a lot of sun for those plants underneath. What’s more, the soil under trees tends to be shady and depleted of nutrients, insufficient for a lot of plants. Not wanting to leave the space below your trees barren, there are many options for plants that will thrive under trees throughout the year, bringing your garden a bit of colour…

Urban gardens are named as such because they are often small, the only accessible areas for plant life in an otherwise crowded urban area. The plants you pick for a small, urban garden need to look good most of the year, with blooms that remain for most of the year and various shapes and forms. More importantly, they need to be low maintenance. What overall style and design you choose is up to personal preference,…