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How to Plant a Cutting Garden

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Garden

Grow a cutting garden and enjoy flowers indoors and out

If you feel guilty when you cut flowers in your garden, worrying that you’re destroying nature or leaving gaps in your flowerbeds, it may be time for you to plant a cutting garden, says the American Association of Nurserymen (AAN). A cutting garden is designed to provide flowers for indoor arrangements, and it will give you a new perspective on removing flowers from your garden.

Choosing the Right Flowers and Plants

As with any garden, the first step in planning your cutting garden is to select plants that grow well in your part of the country. Ask the experts at your local garden center for their suggestions, and keep in mind your soil conditions, the amount of sun or shade your garden receives and how much it rains.

Selecting a Color Scheme

After you’ve decided which plants will thrive at your site, choose a color scheme, whether bright and vivid primary colors, soft and muted pastel shades or dusty earth tones. Since the purpose of a cutting garden is to grow flowers to use indoors, think about how flowers of certain colors will look when you place them in main rooms of your house.

Finally, plant flowers and plants in such a way that no one will notice that you frequently forage for new material for your indoor bouquets. One way to achieve a continuously balanced look in your cutting garden is to group your plantings by color, so that when you clip several blue flowers one day and several yellow flowers another, the overall appearance of the garden is still one of continuity and growth.

You can also fill in around your flowers with shrubs and larger, bushy plants that can easily spare a few leaves or berries, as well as plant a mix of perennials, annuals and bulbs so your garden will bloom all year ’round.

Sacred Space Room Design Planner!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011
Room Design

Are you in search of Element and ideas on how to create sacred space design in your home? Do you desire a home that reflects serenity and peace; a personal sanctuary that is in harmony and balance with nature? You can now journey into creating sacred space by completing and implementing the following step by step room design plan.

 

SACRED SPACE ROOM DESIGN PLAN

* What is your Nature Element?

* Which room will you create your Element sacred space design plan?

* How do you want your space to feel and how will Element be used to achieve this feeling?

* Decide on any other Elements to be used in your room design plan. (note: any element(s) selected must be in balance with your personal element). Describe how these Elements will be used in the room.

* Describe your Theme for this room. (a theme is a decorating style, i.e. Asian, Contemporary, Traditional, Eclectic).

* Create a Color Scheme that represents Element for this room. Choose one or two dominate colors for major areas, i.e walls, flooring or furniture; and one or two accent colors for accessories, i.e. lamps, vases curtains, candles, etc.

* Describe the Furniture that will go into this room.

* Describe the Accessories that will go into this room.

* How will you use Cardinal Direction to plan your furniture arrangement and enhance energy?

* What objects representing Element will you use to evoke inner peace and tranquility?

 

FREE COLOR SCHEME ANALYSIS! To initiate a personalized color scheme analysis – Consult: Lifespace lifespacedesigns@yahoo.com. Indicate Code “AB” and the room in your home for analysis. Describe the ambience (feel) you desire to achieve in this space, and attach 2-3 current room photos. Lifespace will provide FREE feedback analysis with fresh color ideas for a room of your choice!