Lots of Ideas for Creating Themed Gardens
You want your yard to entice your family and friends to spend time outdoors. Different lifestyles and personal preferences need factored in when choosing a theme for your outdoor space.
Would you like a place to just relax after a long day at work or do you want to putter among the flowers? Either way is a great stress reliever, but one may appeal to you more than the other. Browse the themes below for garden ideas and see what inspires you. I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks, so check back often for new ideas.
- How to Create a Mexican Hacienda Style Courtyard | eHow.com
An inviting and relaxing courtyard is a great addition to any front, side or backyard. One can create a style they can call their own. Courtyards are very common in the Spanish and European…
- How to Create a Persian Garden | eHow.com
The first pleasure gardens in Egypt and Persia were based on water and their long narrow canals ran in grid patterns, stemming from the idea of the four-square paradise garden.
- How to Create a Japanese Garden | eHow.com
Water, plants, and stone are all needed to create a Japanese garden. Simplicity and harmony are the other two essentials.
- How to Create an Old West Theme Garden | eHow.com
Create an Old West Theme garden for arid or poor soil areas. Old West gardens are wonderful for drought-prone regions with water limitations. With the right decorations and landscaping the garden…
- Bali Garden
This makes a lovely tropical garden. Check out this beautiful web page with tips for creating your own.
- Create a Cottage GardenWho can resist the old-fashioned look of a cottage garden. You can have one in your own backyard with the tips provided here.
Choose a Historic Period Theme for the Garden
- How to Create a Colonial Garden | eHow.com
American colonists were practical people. In a new land they made a fresh life. Their gardens fed the family and brought beauty into the home. Gardens held fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers….
- How to Create a Pioneer Garden | eHow.com
Pioneer families were the first to settle new lands or regions. These families depended on farming and gardening to survive.
Literary Garden Themes
- How to Plant a Faulkner Garden | eHow.com
William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American writer. His success came from his novels set in his native state of Mississippi.
- How to Plant an Emily Dickinson Garden
Emily Dickinson was an American poet (1830-1886) born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was a prolific private poet and wrote over 1700 poems though most were not published until after her death.
- How to Plant a Steinbeck Garden | eHow.com
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was born in Salinas, California. The award-winning American writer is famous for books such as “Tortilla Flat,” “Of Mice and Men” and “Grapes of Wrath.” His works were…
- How to Plant a Shakespeare Garden | eHow.com
A Shakespeare garden features herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees found in Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
- How to Plant a Robert Frost Garden | eHow.com
Robert Frost (1874-1963) was an American poet. His famous poems include “Mending Wall,” “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Bring the lyrical world of Robert Frost to your yard.
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