Mid-Winter is a great time to take a close look at your garden to decide where you need to make some changes. The most memorable garden spaces get character from their Lovely Bones — benches, containers and planters, water features, garden accents, stone work, sculptures, custom fences and gates, arbors/pergolas, terraces, patios, garden lighting, and edging around your plant beds.
Many first time gardeners are often surprised (and discouraged) when they find their lovely and very expensive collection of plants are nothing more than too many lovely and expensive plants in a forgetable outdoor space. When you add a bench, some accents, a large rock, or a curving stone path to a large grouping of your beautiful plants, and some lighting, your garden will come to life!
Spring is still far off, but if you take some time now to think about your garden’s bone structure now, your garden spaces will be truly memorable for spring and summer..
(GardenWise project in McLean, VA — photo credit: Lydia Cutter)