Category Archives: Garden design

Here are the garden design trends you’ll see in 2022

As we head into 2022, many of the garden design trends that have been with us since the start of 2020 continue. People who started growing their own food during the pandemic are continuing their efforts. Interest in gardening in small spaces, growing indoors and outdoors, taking a DIY approach, and wildlife-friendly gardening continues to […]

Garden Design adds Western Landscape Co.

Garden design, an employee-owned commercial landscaping company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, acquired Western Landscape Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Western Landscape’s primary focus is commercial landscaping, serving customers within a 30 mile radius of Farmers Branch, north of Dallas, TX. “We are thrilled to join the family of Garden Design employees, […]

LAUNCH OF A NEW SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TRAINING AT LONDON COLLEGE OF GARDEN DESIGN

As an introductory offer for the start of this course, the LCGD offers a saving of 25% on the future 2023 tariff With the ever-growing interest in sustainability and the environment, awareness and obligation to approach the design of gardens and landscapes in a sustainable and thoughtful way is essential. With this increasingly important sustainable […]

LAUNCH OF A NEW SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TRAINING BT THE LONDON COLLEGE OF GARDEN DESIGN

As an introductory offer for the start of this course, the LCGD offers a saving of 25% on the future 2023 tariff With the ever-growing interest in sustainability and the environment, awareness and obligation to approach the design of gardens and landscapes in a sustainable and thoughtful way is essential. With this increasingly important sustainable […]

How I Use Nature’s Patterns to Optimize Garden Design

In permaculture design, we often discuss the work from models to details. We also frequently talk about imitating the natural world. But many can be confused by what we really mean when we talk about using nature’s patterns in garden design. Here are a few examples that show what we can achieve by using models […]

Vegetable garden design for the four seasons – Mother Earth News

1/2 Under deep mulch in the design of the winter vegetable garden, the turnips will still be sweet in February and March. SHERRIE LEE 2/2 Broccoli can be interspersed with spinach in the design of the spring vegetable garden. ILLUSTRATION: SHERRIE LEE ❯ This is how my wife Sherrie and I harvest fresh vegetables all […]

The use of “Edge” in garden design is essential to stimulate biodiversity: here is how to do it

In permaculture design, we often talk about using edges. But it can be a confusing concept for those who aren’t necessarily very familiar with permaculture ideas. When we talk about using the border or maximizing the border, what we are really talking about are the ecotones between two distinct types of ecosystems. Here’s some more […]

Garden design goes to the pot

A section of Jackie Warburton’s mosaic garden pots (more below). Photos: Jackie Warburton. Writer gardener JACKIE WARBURTON check out garden art, weeds, pumpkins and roses this week. A good garden design has a balance between hardscape and softscape and, more importantly, has art or sculpture somewhere in the garden. Jackie Warburton. Art in the garden […]

What is a bioregion? And why is this important in the design of gardens?

Bioregions are important in shaping our gardens in a sustainable and ecological way and in helping us find our place in the world. Bioregionalism is an interesting concept that could help us move towards a human society that functions in better harmony with the natural world. Thinking in terms of bioregions rather than nations or […]

University Extensions to Offer Winter Garden Design Webinar

The Design for Winter Interest and Wildlife webinar will explore how to design and maintain a landscape that provides visual interest while benefiting wildlife. University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will be offering this webinar for home gardeners on winter garden design from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on […]