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The outdoor space you’re designing is your canvas, and you are its artist. Each new landscape is a clean slate to design something unique to suit your client’s taste and lifestyle.

Your outdoor space’s vibe is often primarily determined by its non-plant elements such as furnishings, archways, pathways, bodies of water, ornaments, rocks and even the type of containers that hold the plants. These non-plant elements are important to consider during the design process, as they really set the tone for the space.

Classic Garden:

You can’t go wrong with classic gardens. White columns and French planting boxes are timeless and beautiful in their simplicity.

Zen Garden:

Want to create a place suitable for meditation, yoga or relaxation? Stones, pebbles, ponds and bamboo will create more of a zen ambiance that is perfect for feeling closer to nature.


Contemporary Garden:

Is your client a bit of a hipster? Typically characterized as a collection of potted plants on the balcony of a high-rise, contemporary gardens can be very low-maintenance {hyperlink to my article on low-maintenance gardening} and convenient for the modern, urban gardener. All you need is some funky terracotta pots and you’re set.

Vintage Garden:

Love thrifting? Create a vintage garden. We recommend up-cycling any beer bottles, wine bottles, glass Christmas ornaments, mason jars or any old coloured glassware you may have to create these fun DIY glass ornaments for your garden. They will shine beautifully in the sun next to multi-coloured wildflowers.

Another thing to consider when planning your space is, of course, colour! Wildflowers come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colours, and the Planter’s Barn team is sure to be able to find some that suit your vision. If your goal is to attract bees and butterflies, click here. Otherwise, pick your favourite colour, but add some flowers that will act as an accent colour to your favouritecolour. It’s best to avoid the monotonous look, as this makes it harder to find a focal point. The Planter’s Barn shop page allows you to shop by colour, so you can easily find exactly what you’re looking for in a fraction of the time.

The design possibilities for gardens and landscapes are endless. Your outdoor space really is your canvas so have fun with it and let your imagination run wild.

Happy designing!



" Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. "
Albert Einstein



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