Selecting Your Theme for an Elegant Edible Landscape
When creating an Elegant Edible Landscape with Agriscaping it is important to know which type of theme you are wanting to incorporate into your design. Knowing which theme you would like helps to know which type of plants to incorporate to keep the look and feel. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular themes with our clients.
French Country has a lot of garden décor, stepping stones, statues, stoneware and wall murals. They also have bird baths, cherubs and fountains. The pathways are winding made of stone and dirt. There are vines growing on structures, fruit and nut trees, maybe a French cuisine herb garden. There are bistro table and chairs, plenty of window boxes and terracotta pots filled with edible flowers.
Traditional English gardens are well manicured which creates a high maintenance yard. They are filled with straight lines, clipped topiaries and stone walls. They often have a gazebo incorporated into them. There might even be a formal rose garden, or a tightly planted knot garden. There could be a herb bed that is square or circular with a focal point like a sun dial with wood or stone benches.
English Cottage is full of curved pathways with low growing flowers on the sides. There are arbors and benches and white picket fences with tall flowers growing along them. There are screening with plants creating a casual and inviting environment. There is a lot of color, bird baths, and curved planters. Plants are closely planted and utilizes native tea plants. There are brick, gray stone and wood elements incorporated into the design.
Tuscan designs have tall evergreens, citrus trees, olive trees, and grape vines. There are clay pots, flagstone and brick. There are rows of lavender lining the pathways made of lime. The garden depicts age, centuries old. There is plentiful amounts of rosemary and statuaries. Arbors and trellis’ serve as backdrop with climbing plants. There may even be a kitchen garden with herbs and vegetables using terracotta and beige colors. There also could be an area of privacy and retreat and large open spaces with ground cover.
Southwest combine native plants along with the southwest elements like boulders, weathered wood, and clay pots. There are defined shaded areas with native shade trees, ramada, or pergola that is contoured for rain gardens. Plants are grouped with open spaces. The soil is covered with native desert cobble. Rustin and wrought iron is incorporated along with bright blues, yellows, turquoise, rust, terracotta colors and/or Mexican tiles. This is the perfect design to incorporate a salsa garden.
Contemporary theme incorporates simple lines, feng shui, is functional and has a geometric form yet is asymmetrical. There are a few plants that are repeated. It has and energetic, uncluttered and tranquil feel. There may be an extended wood decking into the garden. It uses sustainable stone paving and uses natural fibers as backdrops. Plants can be gently shaped and a single water feature can be placed, one that is calm or slowly circulating.
Japanese design has asymmetry to it. There are water elements such as ponds, streams and waterfalls. There are rock elements, arched bridges, and lanterns. There is plenty of vegetation, hills, and delicate flowers.
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