If you grow lots of annual flowers, you are familiar with the annual chores necessary to maintain such beds: you purchase flower seedlings (or start your own), and plant them. You nurture them throughout the growing season, fertilize and water them; then, when the season's over and the plants die, you pull them out. Next year, the cycle begins anew. Perennial plants remain in the ground year after year. Once established, many perennials need minimal upkeep in the form of watering and fertilizing, since their roots are more far-ranging than annual plants’ roots. Many perennials spread readily, filling out garden spaces and providing more and more color each year.
A twining vine, also known as a bine, is one that climbs by its shoots growing in a in contrast to vines that climb using tendrils or suckers. Many bines have rough stems or downward-pointing bristles to aid their grip. Hops (used in flavoring beer) are a commercially important example of a bine.
The direction of rotation of the shoot tip during climbing is autonomous and does not (as sometimes imagined) derive from the shoot's following the sun around the sky – the direction of twist does not therefore depend upon which side of the equater the plant is growing. This is shown by the fact that some bines always twine , including runner bean and bindweed , while others twine anticlockwise, including French bean and climbing honeysuckles
Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses. Poaceae includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and cultivated lawns and pasture. Grasses have stems that are hollow except at the nodes and narrow alternate leaves borne in two ranks. The lower part of each leaf encloses the stem, forming a leaf-sheath. With around 780 genera and around 12,000 species,Poaceae are the fifth-largest plant family, following the Asteraceae, Orchidaceae, Fabaceae and Rubiaceae
A shrub or bush is a small to medium-sized woody plant. Unlike herbs, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground. They are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height, and are usually under 20 ft tall. Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions. Small, low shrubs, generally less than 6 ft. tall, such as Lavender, Periwinkle and most small garden varieties of roses, are often termed sub-shrubs.
Succulents, are Plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. The word "succulent" comes from the Latin word Sucus meaning juice, or sap. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as Leaves and Stems. Some definitions also include Roots, thus geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs may be regarded as succulents.
A shade tree is any tree grown specifically for its shade. This term usually applies to large trees with spreading canopies.
Some of the most popular shade trees in temperate countries are oaks, maples, ashes, lindens, and elms.
Ornamental plants are plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects that grow much smaller than shade trees.
Pavers turn a exterior space into a useful area for entertaining and barbecuing. The individual stones makes for a durable surface that holds up extremely well with the elements. There are many different choices in these bricks
These walls are designed for non structural use. Uses are for design in planting areas and smaller configurations.
These walls are designed for sturctual use. They are able to withstand load bearing slopes in land. Often used for terracing property so homes can be built. These systems have extensive bases, drainage systems, and tie backs to help aid in the earths movements.
Using natural stone to construct walls have been a great low material cost way of staying in the natural element in landscape design. They are a great way to flatten areas around your landscape.
More and More people are spending more time around their patio fire pits. Its only what the imagination can dream of when designing these firepits.
Nature brings out inspiring inspiration when designing water features. The sound of running water never gets old.