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Topic by Arnold posted 06-05-2011 05:30 PM 3909 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Arnold

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06-05-2011 05:30 PM

Anyone have pictures, Ideas, inspiration of some modern gardens / Front Yards.

I’m looking for inspiration to change what I have.



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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

06-06-2011 05:18 AM

you looking for flowers, edibles, funky, clean-crisp, .... ???

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Arnold

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06-09-2011 10:17 PM

Hmmm, I thought I had answered back. Guessing thats the time my phone died while typing.

Looking for clean-crisp, contemporay / modern.
Love some flowers, but also love color from plants that are not flowers. You know, so I won’t have to live with green all fall and wait till spring. I’m currently surrounded by azaleas, which would not be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that they are my most hated azalea colors.

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

06-10-2011 04:33 AM

and now I have another question …. what “zone” are you in? Do you get harsh winters.. or do you have summer all year round?

here’s one style:
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there’s “container gardening” which is pretty interesting
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here’s a cool garden idea
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there’s this style:
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There are retreat areas:
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and the list goes on…

do you want more trees? flowering shrubs? borders and lots of grass? flower beds with pathways?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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noknot

22 posts in 3336 days
hardiness zone 8

06-16-2011 07:50 PM

Try houzz.com they have great pics of some fantastic landscapes that might get the creative juices flowing

-- GO DAWGS!

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Arnold

7 posts in 2453 days

06-22-2011 03:24 AM

Sorry for the late reply. Seems like not much people are into this too much. My house is not really tailored to fit a modern garden but I think if I adapt ideas, I could make it work.

I like flowers but hate that they don’t last, so Its going to be a mix of colorful shrubs, trees, junipers, etc

My hardiness zones are 7a-8b

houzz.com is pretty awesome thanks.

If I ever get any time I may post up some pics.

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 2589 days
hardiness zone 9b

06-22-2011 06:47 AM

what defines a garden as ‘modern’?
I would suggest for you to go to a local nursery to buy low maintenance foundation plants. dark leaved plants are dramatic. Add one or two accent plants, like flowering shrubs, and finish up with pine bark fines.
and how about to get that modern touch, invest in a sleek looking fountain, or a few over-sized glazed balls in different sizes :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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london

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06-22-2011 10:45 AM

some nice lighting might do the job

-- http://www.robuild.co.uk

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Aileen Edword

121 posts in 2494 days

07-14-2011 01:31 AM

That seem really good beautifully made the use of every thing…

-- http://www.mightygarden.com/flower-gardening.html

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 2589 days
hardiness zone 9b

07-14-2011 06:20 AM

Arnold, how’s your garden coming along? show us some pictures please :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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OllieWild

12 posts in 2029 days
hardiness zone 8

08-02-2012 02:08 PM

2 years on and no pictures?

-- Sheffield Building and landscaping - www.asandow.co.uk

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Greenthumb

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08-02-2012 03:12 PM

There is a web site called “PINTEREST”

Its my new favourite for awesome ideas involving gardening, nature, decorating, architecture, food, and the list is long. At first glance it seems very girly girl but further searches reveal great ideas, ……for everyone

I did a very quick perusal with only one search and found these.

Good luck

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Arnold

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08-02-2012 03:21 PM

Lol, I forgot.

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Arnold

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08-02-2012 05:25 PM

Unfortunately my house isn’t made to do a modern garden. I was looking to somehow adapt it.

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Arnold

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08-02-2012 05:53 PM

test

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Arnold

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08-02-2012 06:03 PM

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Greenthumb

2290 posts in 3696 days

08-03-2012 06:22 AM

I’m not sure if thats quite “modern” or even contemporary but regardless its looking really good.

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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OllieWild

12 posts in 2029 days
hardiness zone 8

08-03-2012 10:00 AM

How do you post pictures?

-- Sheffield Building and landscaping - www.asandow.co.uk

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

08-05-2012 04:06 AM

that is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

posting pictures: you can upload pictures directly from your computer (click on the IMG button and a pop-up will appear, asking you to search for the file) OR you can use a photo posted elsewhere on the internet .. just put an exclamation mark before and after the http photo location address
hope that helps.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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OllieWild

12 posts in 2029 days
hardiness zone 8

08-10-2012 01:38 PM

I’m using an iPhone, the pictures are on my phone. The ‘choose file’ button is greyed out.

-- Sheffield Building and landscaping - www.asandow.co.uk

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nealzeus

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08-16-2012 04:50 AM

Hey! Beautiful pictures Arnold. i think for a front yard u can use lightning also. it looks really nice.

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Kevi

2 posts in 1245 days

09-25-2014 06:05 AM

We can do modern gardening with lots of different ways. According to me we can create a green house type gardening in their home in small space which can give a great look look to our home. It can be a part of home decor. We should apply this.

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EricColbert

4 posts in 1231 days

11-26-2014 12:05 AM

I am really in love with what you can find in the storage of the internet on Pinterest honestly. All the pictures there are unbelievably amazing and pretty that you can’t believe they exist in real life – not in the way that they’re fantastical, but they are so emmcaulate and well done that it just HAS to be a staged garden, know what I mean?

-- Eric Colbert - http://supercheapstorage.co.nz

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ThomasMaloney

10 posts in 1245 days

01-07-2015 03:04 AM

Some of the ideas here are really lovely. Shame that the internet doesn’t see it fit to keep some of the pictures on storage a little longer – a lot of the links are broken!

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