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Garden design principles wrap-up

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We’ve talked about using what you have, working with the soil you’ve been given, keeping it simple, planting in mass and trying not to overwhelm yourself by becoming too ambitious.

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    9.  Paths should lead somewhere.  Be it a bench, an herb garden or an accent plant, take your visitors to a destination.
   10.  Use few impact plants.  These are your accent plants.  These are the only plants you can be “dotty” with!  Hot colored plants, like reds, oranges and yellows make your garden look smaller.  Cooler colors like blues, pinks and whites make your garden appear larger.
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Bottom line from me:  The garden is no place to stress for success but to soak up some sun and renew your spirit!

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