Outdoor Living

Find your garden personality

No matter what your personality, there are many simple ways to infuse your garden with unique style.

Minimalist Approach—Go for clean lines and carefully composed arrangements of rocks, moss, pruned trees and bushes. Tall grasses and gravel, or sand pathways will also add to the Zen feel, along with a meditative water feature like the Angelo Décor Pietra Falls slate fountain with pump. To finish the look, add solar LED rock lights that add function while blending into the foliage.

Colour, Colour, Colour—Set the mood and showcase your personality with plants in your favourite hues. Use two or three adjacent colours to create a harmonious effect (red and orange) or create contrast with unexpected combinations of three, like purple, green and orange. Ensure careful planning when using the colour wheel and check with your garden centre specialists to confirm you’re choosing the right blooms.

Eco-friendly—Native garden plants have adapted to their environment and offer greater resistance to diseases and pests than imported options—this means less care and water required. If indigenous gardening is on your radar there are many Canadian plants to consider that are beautiful and require less maintenance. These include Bergamot, Columbine, Purple Coneflower, Blue Iris, and Crocus. Find out which plants are suited to your zone, and let nature work for you.

Find what you’re looking for with The Home Depot’s Optimum brand which makes shopping easy. From flowers to shrubs, all plants have a high quality designation and are labelled with proper care and uses; height and space requirements; and ideal sun exposure. For more information visit www.homedepot.ca/gardencentre


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