Top Trends of 2011: Garden Reading Nooks
Start the gardening season off right with one of the Top Trends of 2011 by Columbine Design’s Annie Huston!
Our first recommendation is an interactive garden. Interactive gardens can complement and improve your lifestyle while making your outdoor spaces like an additional room to your home.
Reading Nook: Creating your personalized reading nook is easy and fun. All that you need to get started is a cozy, cushioned lawn chair and your favorite book or magazine! Next, customize your space. Create a bit of privacy through the use of vertical gardening. Use a hanging plant stand filled with beautiful, sun tolerant Euphorbia (Euphorbia graminea). Or you could plant the purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea) which loves the sun and grows to 48’’. Butterfly bushes (Buddleia hybrid) also create vertical interest while adding volume, color, and of course butterflies! Butterfly bushes are best if your reading nook is nestled in a corner where the plants can grow in clusters and be supported by another structure.
Check in soon for more Top Trends of 2011!
Do you need help turning your creative vision into a reality? Contact Columbine Design and we will help you create your perfect landscape. Call us at (303) 761-6807 or visit columbinedesigninc.com for more information.
Image Source: Michelangelo Gratton