One of the first questions asked by visitors to a stunning, lush garden is "How old is this garden?" It takes years for a garden to fill in and become established. Walking through gardens designed and created decades ago can fill you with both enthusiasm and despair that you will never be able to recreate the feel of substance that age brings to a garden. It’s true, plants need time to make themselves at home. But there are other features of older gardens that we can fudge early on. They won't completely fool you, but they will take the edge of newness off your garden design and they'll build a bridge to a more mature garden.
5 Garden Design Ideas to Add a Feel of Age to Your Garden:
- Use of Weathered Objects
- Well Placed Large Plants or Large Quantities of the Same Plant
- Interwoven Plants and Layering
- Spilling Plans
- Worm paths
Here's how to use these design techniques in your garden.
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