Creating Ambiance with gardens13
Producing Atmosphere With Gardens
During his 40-year profession as a garden author and professional photographer, Derek Fell has actually developed many garden areas, many involving his partner Carolyn. The very best example of their work can be seen at their home, historical Cedaridge Farm, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There, they have created more than twenty theme locations, including shade gardens, sunny seasonal borders, tapestry gardens involving trees and shrubs, a cottage garden, herb garden, cutting garden and an enthusiastic water garden.
Derek worked as a consultant on garden design to the White House during the Gerald Ford Administration. Derek developed Ford's 'Win' garden, following his 'Win Speech', recommending the nation ten ways to eliminate inflation.
Many garden styles by Derek Fell have been implemented without checking the site. The great late architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed lovely homes for his customers, totally from photos without the need for a site examination.
Fell's garden areas have been included in papers, publications, books and also on television, consisting of Architectural Digest, Gardens Illustrated, The Garden (the publication of the Royal Horticultural Society), Nation Gardens, HGTV, QVC and PBS.
Derek has actually authored more than sixty books and garden calendars, including 550 Home Landscaping Ideas (Simon & Schuster), The Encyclopedia of Garden Design (Firefly Books), The Total Garden Preparation Handbook (Friedman), Garden Accents (Henry Holt) and Home Landscaping (Simon & Schuster).
Curb appeal and ambiance are important to brighten up your propoerty or prepare it for sale. Feel free to ask Derek any garden associated questions despite how huge or little.
SOME GARDEN TYPES
Water Garden. Water is the music of nature. It can be deceived over stones, cascaded from a great height so its crashes onto rocks. It can fall in a strong sheet or as silver threads. A gorgeous water garden with waterfalls and stepping stones can be located in sunshine or shade. The water garden revealed here is located at Cedaridge Farm. It consists of a pool for dipping, and it features both a collection of koi and sturdy water lilies. A popular water garden design features a koi pool fed by a series of waterfalls, and the water re-circulated through filters to keep the water clear.
Bright Seasonal Border. This can be official or casual, square, rectangular, round and kidney shaped, in the form of an island bed or backed versus an ornamental hedge, wall or fence. Plants can be chosen to produce a parade of color through all the seasons, or focused for a particular season. Color themes can be polychromatic like a rainbow, monochromatic (for example all white - perfect for a wedding), or it can feature an Impressionist color consistency, such as yellow and purple; orange and blue; red, pink and silver; blue, pink and white; even black and white or black and orange (among Monet's favorites). A popular perennial garden design is 2 parallel border with a lawn course causing a focal point such as a sculpture or gazebo.
Tropical Garden. You do not need to reside in a frost-free location to have a beautiful tropical garden. At Cedaridge Farm we have 2 - one is a homage to the design viewpoint of the late Roberto Burle Marx, who designed significant tropical gardens around Rio. It remains in a lightly shaded area and functions plants that are hardy (like 'Sum & Substance' hosta) but look tropical and tender plants that hurt (like banana trees and tree ferns) that either need moving inside your home throughout winter season or can be discarded like annuals at the end of the season. Our second tropical space is a patio with tropical plants grown in containers.
Shade Gardens. We design two type of shade gardens - one where the plants supply mostly foliage interest (like ferns, hostas, heuchera and hakone lawn), and plants that flower well (like impatiens, coleus, and lilies), or a mix of the two.
Forest Garden. Whether you have existing woodland or you need to develop a woodland from scratch, the outcome can be marvelous. Decide whether you want deciduous trees that provide fall color or evergreens that remain green all winter, or a mix. At Cedaridge we made a 'cathedral' garden where the existing trees are trimmed high so the trunks look like the columns of a cathedral, and the branches arch out to meet overhead like the risen ceiling of a cathedral. Below, we supply two more layers of interest, at ground level and the under-story.
Vegetable Garden. We can design you an easy-care garden of raised beds where vegetables are planted in blocks or an edible landscape where edibles are grown for ornamental impact. We can provide the plan for a garden that was approved for the White house throughout the Ford Administration where Derek Fell worked as a garden expert. Derek Fell's book, "Vegetables - How to Select, Grow & Enjoy", won a best book award from the Garden Writers Association.
Herb Garden. The herb garden at Cedaridge Farm is a 'quadrant design', function in various calendars and books, consisting of Derek Fell's 'Herb Gardening for Beginners.' We can also supply a cartwheel design or a parterre herb garden for plentiful harvests of fresh herbs. The Herb Garden can also do double-duty as a vegetable garden.
Cutting Garden. The cutting garden at Cedaridge Farm features bulbs such as tulips and daffodils for spring, and ever-blooming annuals to follow the bulbs so armloads of flowers can be harvested from April through October.
Victorian Garden. A garden with romantic overtones! Envision a white gazebo framed by mostly white flowers for a wedding in the family. Or pick from among several color consistencies, such as yellow and blue, red, pink and silver, or blue, pink and white.
Home Garden. You do not need a cottage to have a home garden. But if you do, such as a visitor cottage, why not wrap it in shrub roses and climbers, plus those wonderful English cottage garden plants like poppies, sunflowers and pinks. We also like to consist of plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Stream Garden. Fortunate you if you have an existing stream to be landscaped. At Cedaridge Farm we have a stream, but when we moved here it was overgrown with poison ivy and brambles. Today it is criss-crossed with bridges, and beds of moisture-loving plants like astilbe and water iris. If you do not have a stream, but would like one, we can produce a design where the water is re-circulated along one that's man-made but looks natural.
Orchard. You don't need a great deal of space for an efficient orchard. By making the ideal options, fruit trees can be grown in containers or espaliered against fences and walls to save space. Peaches and apples can be trained over arbors. Simply a couple of plants of little fruits like strawberries and raspberries can be highly efficient.
Bog Garden. Ideal for soils that tend to stay moist all season, bog gardens can be exceptionally vibrant and highly imaginative, incorporating stepping stones and bridges to cross wet locations, and growing some of nature's most varied plant households, such as water iris, Japanese primroses, astilbe and waterlilies.
Japanese Garden. The problem with many Japanese gardens is a tendency to use pseudo-Japanese elements such as Chinese dragons. Derek Fell has two times taken a trip to Japan, has written award-winning posts about Japanese garden design, and has the experience to design authentic-looking areas in the Japanese custom using elements of Zen or Feng Shui, or a mix of the two disciplines to produce a magical space.
Italian Garden. Although Italian gardens can be highly over the top, requiring steep slopes to achieve the very best impact, like the Villa d'Este, near Rome, small spaces can achieve the aura of an Italian garden. Derek Fell has not only visited some of the finest Italian Gardens, such as La Mortola on the Italian coast, and Boboli ignoring Florence, he has actually toured and photographed the Vatican Gardens.
French Formal Garden. The fancy design of Versailles Palace and Vaux le Vicompte, may be beyond your methods, but components of French garden design, such as a parterre garden, can be incorporated in little areas.
Monet's Garden. This stunning artist's garden north of Paris includes more than a hundred special planting ideas to create what Monet considered his greatest masterpiece. Moreover, his planting concepts have unquestionably inspired more new garden design than any other garden. Monet's arched bridge, his waterlily pond, his arches leading to the entryway of his house, and his color harmonies are simply some examples of Monet's development that people today like to emulate.
Tapestry Garden (Trees & Shrubs). The great French Impressionist artist, Paul Cezanne's garden, in Provence, is made up mainly of trees and shrubs, not only as a labor conserving device, but to supply a tapestry of color from leaf colors, leaf texture and leaf shapes. What could be more enticing than to look out of a window of your home at a rich foliage panorama, consisting of all tones of green from light green to dark-green, plus blue, silver, gold, bronze?