Landscape buffs out there???

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momW's picture
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Landscape buffs out there???

I'm a terrible decorator and that goes for landscaping too. I want to do some stuff to "pretty up" my yard. Do we have any people out there that are good at visualizing landscaping? Not so much down to the exact flower, but maybe give me some ideas where flower gardens would look good, kinds of flower beds, stuff like that. If I took some pictures of my lawn would anyone be interested in the "job"? Smile (it doesn't pay worth a...well, it doesn't pay at all really, just my friendship)

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Joined: 03/16/10
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Ugh!! I wish I was good at that! I don't mind the work of putting it together, but I'm not the best at thinking up a design. There are some greenhouses/nurseries here that if you take a pic of your space and take it to them, they will give you suggestions on what would work. There are several that do it for free.

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I say you should post pictures and get 20 different answers from all of us. :mrgreen:

(Says the girl with the black thumb....though I'm amazingly growing vegetables this year!)

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We xeroscape here in Tucson. So, if you want rocks ... I can do rocks.

butterflykissesx6's picture
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" I love doing that kind of thing. We have done lots of landscape projects at our house. Id love to see some pics.

laurensmitty1982's picture
Joined: 07/30/06
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Can I jump in too. I need help. I would so post a pic for you guys.. THe problem is I need something cheap to do.. I also would like it to not hold a ton of water because of the snow..

HorseMomma's picture
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I can help!!:0) We re landscaped our house...

TiggersMommy's picture
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Want cactus? I got cactus!

TiggersMommy's picture
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Did you know that the prickly pear cactus is the only plant to grown in all 50 states?!

Joined: 04/23/06
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I am not great at it, but here are some general thoughts that might help you out. First off, if you don't have a green thumb, don't get high maintenance plants! I've learned my lesson with that! Also, remember to include a good mixture of textures, colors, and shapes.

And that's all I got. Post some pics and we can all chime in with more specific ideas!

One more thought...lavender is my favorite fuss free plant. It attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc and it requires little upkeep. You can also clip the stalks, dry them, and use them for whatever you want! I made a friend a lavender drawer satchel for her bday a couple weeks ago.

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Joined: 07/30/06
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Kaci, I have a lavendar tree and it is so lovely in the spring... Smells so good but I never even thought about using the stems..

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