Wood birdhouse colorfully painted adds a spark of interest in one’s garden design.
This unique bird house is little creative and visually interesting with the use of bright colors and little design funk.
Birdhouse is mounted about 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground on a cedar pole with it’s bark still intact. Behind is pine board and batten building siding with well an established vine climbing the wall.
Wood Bird Houses – follow to see some unique inspiring creative bird house pictures
A Cedar tree’s growth generally retains the latest shape created … but a new trimming can bring back the design shape you like.
Cedar trees can be formed into many shapes. This is an easy DIY project!
When one is pruning cedars, some prefer to cut the bottom wider than the top to allow sunlight to the lower branches … more of a Christmas tree or cone shape. Cedars are flexible and as shown in the picture above as cedars are trimmed in more of a column shape.
Trimming cedar trees or hedge can be done most any time of the year. The best time is after spring’s 6-8 week cedar leaf growth period.
Cedar Pruning Caution: Start out slowly and trim a little at a time until your shape starts to develop. Cutting to deeply into the cedar you will run into the interior branches that have little or no foliage … then you end with a hole in you shape .. not so good!
Tools need are a sharp pair of hand shears for smaller trees … some smaller cedar hedges can be done with shears but with larger cedar hedges one needs an electric or gas shears.
If you have large and tall cedar hedges consider using an arborist as there is some danger and/or skill involved.
Advantages to regular annual pruning is that it keeps the cedar’s shape you want. Regular trimming maintains your cedar’s size and the garden area they take up.
Having trouble identifying a particular tree you would like to incorporate in your landscape design?
Why not pay a visit to your local arboretum. They do a fantastic job of labeling their trees and plants.
As indicated on the sign, the scientific name for the Eastern Arborvitae, Sherwood Moss is Thuja occidentalis.
Cedar trees provide contrast to the natural stone used in the feature wall behind.
This garden landscape feature includes a wooden bench incorporated into the trellis and railings of the deck.
A creeping vine helps create a natural setting and provides welcome shade.
A great spot to rest your weary legs on a hot summer day!
Resin Adirondack Style Chairs
Adding these low maintenance chairs into your landscape design adds a focal point in the garden .. with a resting spot to enjoy a tea or cold drink.
Selecting a striking color adds contrast and draws the eye to your seating arrangement .. you can then build out the garden area with your favorite trees or flowers.
Resin Plastic chairs vary in price and quality. One area to inspect is the size of the 4 vertical legs. If legs are too small, the chairs may wobble side to side over time … a firm based area of patio style stones will prevent the legs with sinking into the ground.
Suggest you buy at least two chairs .. so someone can join you!
A great garden design should have a water feature with the sound of bubbling of running water.
If you have a small garden you may have to limit the size of a water pond … hopefully you will still able to add some water lilies … white flowers are most common … the violet or purple flower very pretty as in the picture.
Water pond materials, liners and supplies can be purchased at building stores such as Lowes, Home Depot ..
Water lilies for sale can be found at most medium to up scale garden centres
Two features of a having a good Cedar Tree Hedge are:
- Privacy and
- Cedar hedge can define your property line(s)
If you have a trouble neighbor there is truth in the saying the “good fences make good neighbors”
A cedar hedge could provide the privacy you are after!
Landscaping Idea: Old driftwood can be used as a unique garden accent … especially interesting if is a unique shape … and more so if found for free
Nice part about using old driftwood is that the piece(s) are usually light weight and can be worked in and move around the garden … this allow you to test and find the best creative spot in your garden!
Landscaping Ideas using found or bought Antique objects – this is an example of using an old crop seeder … antiques look great as a garden accent especially if left to rust ..
Work in your landscape design a few special trees and you will have a unique and creative garden!
Landscaping Design: Finding a old crop seeder or unique type of antique it is best to get away from the city … find an old farm country auction, multi-vendor antique flee market or small town antique store … may take a bit of looking ..
Landscape design idea: Using Cedar tree in combination with Cedar Wood planter on porch – planters will naturally grey unless stained. Best have a plastic liner or drop in tray to maintain cedar boxes.
Old trees at the edge of the beaver pond create fresh sun light openings for new tree growth to reach out to the sun and flourish.
The thorn less honey locust is a popular tree choice for urban settings.
A pine tree forest forms a backdrop to the wooden fence in the foreground.
Several young maple trees have been planted to add landscaping to this private driveway.
Healthy ash tree branches displaying many seed pods.
Row of birch trees in the foreground stands out against the forest backdrop.
Dead foliage from the cedar trees lays on the forest floor between the rocks.
Maple Trees line both sides of the driveway of this upscale home.
Trees create long shadows in the evening sun.
Fallen maples leaves blanket the forest floor.
Tiny pine tree seedling beginning life along the fence line.
Photo of young red maple tree with cedar rail fence.
Row of pine trees planted along the side of the road.