Great Garden Decorating Ideas

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Great Garden Decorating Ideas

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Steal inspiration from an eye-catching California nursery where the planting ideas are free

Barrels and Branches

Not many people start a business while still in their 20s. But Samantha Owens and Danica Hirsch each knew they wanted to own a nursery almost from the time they could first hold a trowel. Owens grew up on a flower farm, while Hirsch is her family’s third generation to go into the business.

'It was practically inevitable we’d end up here,â€￾ says Hirsch of the nursery the two opened ― called Barrels and Branches ― in Encinitas, California.

"Gardeners need inspiration, not just plants,â€￾ Owens says. “Fortunately, coming up with those ideas is the fun part of the job ― we both like that best."

INFO Barrels and Branches (1452 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA; 760/753-2852)



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Postby Pearl » Dec 28, 2009

Arrange a patio vignette

Drop bold plants singly into separate containers. Keep most of the pots in the same color range ― golden browns, for instance ― to tie everything together.

To give a small plant more presence, frame it in a large bowl set on its side, as pictured.



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Postby Pearl » Dec 28, 2009

"Ice" some potted plants

Big chunks of recycled blue glass (from $30 each) add a glacial touch beside blue-violet pots, each containing plants with silver-blue to bronzy purple foliage (a golden yucca adds a spritz of lime).

Owens and Hirsch also use the glass chunks to create the effect of water in dry creekbeds.



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Postby Pearl » Dec 28, 2009

Plant a present

A small succulent in a decorative container, glammed up with a mulch of shiny pebbles, makes a great hostess gift. Barrels and Branches keeps a supply in stock just for that purpose (from $15 each).

The variegation of this crassula’s foliage provides color year-round and echoes the pot’s cinnamon hue.


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Postby Pearl » Dec 28, 2009

Use unique art

Quan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion, looks doubly serene surrounded by the mostly quiet green foliage that reinforces her mood

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Postby ujala » Dec 29, 2009

Nice way 2 guide

i like it

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Re: Great Garden Decorating Ideas

Postby waqassial » Dec 30, 2009

Lovely decoration and Presentation too

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Postby Sawera » Dec 30, 2009

ideas are excellent
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Postby Pearl » Jan 19, 2010

waqassial wrote:Lovely decoration and Presentation too

thanks waqas
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Postby Pearl » Jan 19, 2010

ujala wrote:Nice way 2 guide

i like it

Thanks ujala
gardening is a lovely hobby
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