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The following flower garden design tips will help you when planning a new garden bed or if you're looking for ways to make existing plantings look even better.And remember, the trend today is not to segregate perennials in their own flowerbed, but to plant a "mixed border."With this kind of planting scheme, small flowering trees and shrubs join flowers, making for a pleasing arrangement that looks good all season long. This style of gardening is more practical for today's smaller properties, which don't have enough space for separate beds of shrubs and flowers.Every garden bed needs sense of definition – a line that sets it apart from the rest of the garden.traight lines work well, but most people seem to prefer curved lines. If you go for curves, forget wiggly lines.A smooth sweeping curve or a clean straight line always makes a more elegant flower garden design statement than a wavy pattern snaking around the garden.Gardens are by nature a delight to the senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting. Everyone finds all of their senses naturally heightened or stimulated when surrounded by greenery and flowers. Designing a garden to purposely increase and enhance these kinds of experiences brings added measures of delight. Keep the following pointers in mind when designing a garden lay out and selecting plants and it will be sure to excite and please all five senses!

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Garden Plans

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I set out in search of free garden plans and designs expecting to find just a few. Instead however, I found over 100 examples, ideas, pictures, and blueprints that you'll find very helpful for gathering landscaping ideas.Some are complete landscaping plans, some are pictures, and some are just ideas. Most do have planting schemes, charts, or diagrams that will aid you in plant selection and shapes which is where a lot of folks have the most trouble.You'll find that most of these designs, plans, and examples are for residential, home, front yard, and backyard. However, there are a few for commercial properties and parks as well.The art of Garden design, is clearly specific to each country and the Italian garden style is by far one of the most complex. Italian gardens have evolved throughout history by following social changes and Italian garden design has been shaped and influenced by several factors over the years.The principal factor has been the control of agricultural practises by the Aristocracy, war and the availability of food. Therefore, in order to interpret the specific style and identity of the differing phases of the Italian garden design throughout history correctly, one would need an extremely good understanding of Italian culture and history. Mistakes are easily made regarding the interpretation of various Italian garden styles from Renaissance to contemporary or from formal to informal.A professional garden designer can prevent the homebuyer in Italy from making some socially embarrassing and rather expensive errors when designing his or her Italian garden. A good garden designer will compliment and underline the existing architecture of the house with intelligent garden design, as good garden design could be paralleled to the Italian fashion industry.

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