Winter is the perfect time to think about creating a fresh and vibrant garden design that can be implemented this spring. Taking the time now allows you to explore what may be missing in your home landscape. Perhaps, you might consider a new walkway that leads out to the backyard for a more intimate connection between house and garden. Privacy screening in the form of large evergreens will block some unsightly views that have been bothersome in the past. The dream of a stone patio with a fire pit surrounded by billowy flowering perennials might fit perfectly into a large swath of unused lawn.
This is true for new homeowners who may have a totally blank slate as well as those who have an existing garden that may look congested and overgrown. A fresh perspective now may be the incentive to really dig in this spring to create a fresh and exciting new look to your landscape.
The view out of a main doorway or larger window of your home is the perfect starting point for creating a new garden this Winter. This is the perfect opportunity to frame a view that links the inside to the outside.
From the warmth of your interior — inspiration for a grander garden scheme becomes more apparent.
The simplicity of a lovely view offers a wonderful relaxing moment — a true break from a busy day
An arbor is helpful to frame the view and increase the drama to entering a garden.
A long axial walkway leads the visitor into a pergola covered dining area – trees flanking the walk represent the “walls” of the garden room.
A nicely proportioned home entrance is enhanced by an overhanging tree and well positioned planting beds.
A garden bench allows for a quiet meditative moment in a May blooming garden.