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A Man-Made World of Nature

Terrariums are an excellent way to visit a small world without leaving home, and they are easy for the home gardener to create. While there...

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Embellishing Garden Walls

Many homes have enclosed gardens, and climbing plants such as ivy have long been used to make them look like a part of nature. Newer...

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Indoor Garden Planters

Houseplants have long been a popular way to bring color and living beauty into a room, but they have become much more sophisticated in recent...

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Water Features in the Landscape

Planning a garden is often one of the most satisfying experiences people have. It combines a love and knowledge of planting with artistic creativity. It...

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Topiary for the Garden

Training bushes and vines to grow in a specific way takes a great deal of patience. The plant must be trained from the very beginning...

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Formal and Informal Gardens

Large homes that have plenty of land often have formal gardens. While not every home will have acres to devote to the garden, even a...

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The landscape is often the backdrop of nature’s art. Trees, bushes and grasses are highlighted with beautiful flowers in bright colors. This is art that has not been planned. It grows naturally from the seeds carried by birds and small animals. Natural art is often cherished even though it quickly fades away when the seasons change. That is part of its charm and beauty. There are few people that can look upon a field of wildflowers and not see the art within.

Mankind often prefers art to be controlled and kept in its place. For this reasons, many people prefer to clear out naturally grown bushes, trees and flowers. They then go through the effort of planting the items they want. Whether their garden is formal or not, they choose what will grow. There is art to be seen in this type of endeavor, but it is planned rather than natural. Each artistically arranged part of a garden is cherished for the work that went into creating it.