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Garden and Landscape Design by Laara Copley-Smith

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Working with a Garden Designer

Why work with a Garden Designer Restoration and renovation projects are exciting especially when the property is your own home. The process is often a substantial commitment of time, energy and resources which may take place in a controlled time frame or occur over many years. Most projects will be completed with a collaboration of … Continue Reading…

Winter Wonderland

The garden can be over looked through the winter. Seen as a less active and inspiring place to be, cold, wet, muddy not at all enticing or inviting. As a passionate gardener I still have to get outside throughout the winter and despite feeling the cold will faithfully work in my vegetable garden every Sunday … Continue Reading…

Silhouettes In The Garden

Seed heads, silhouettes, frosted combinations, the winter lightness and sky light contrasts create that special essence in the garden. With the view to allowing your borders to meld into the winter months. Experiment to experience winter foliage which one may generally cut to the ground. Allow the ornamental grasses to mellow, fading to oranges, bronzes, … Continue Reading…

Seed Heads In The Garden

An element that can be forgotten in the scheme of planning a garden. Yet if the scheme is to have perennial borders this is a great opportunity to include flowering plants which will give seed heads later in the season. Many seed heads will remain throughout the autumn and into winter. Although the decaying flower … Continue Reading…

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