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LESSON 7 | Design Challenge

Download the Items for this Lesson: Download Plant Lists Download Design Challenge Paper Congratulations, if you have gotten this far, you have completed all the lessons of the Landscaping Design Basics course. Here are the things you have learned: You have learned to draw out your areas on graph paper and figure out how much …

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LESSON 6 | Using Perennials, Annuals and Grasses

Download the Plant Guide for the Lesson: DOWNLOAD PLANT GUIDE This lesson will cover the use of annuals, perennials and grasses in the landscape. Each one of these subjects could have a lesson of its own, but we are going to show how these three categories of plants can greatly enhance what you have started …

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LESSON 5 | Using Color in the Landscape

In this lesson, we are going to go over color: which colors go well with one another, how to repeat colors in a landscape to balance and look harmonious and how to place flowering plants strategically so you get the best use of color over the different seasons. First we will start with the color …

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LESSON 4 | Evergreen Textures & Foliage

Everyone is drawn to flowers. If you have a number of “impulse buys” in your yard, they are more than likely flowering plants. We are going to talk about flowers and flowering shrubs and trees in the next lesson, but in this lesson we are going to get you to look more closely at foliage texture and …

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LESSON 3 | How to Layout Plants in a Bed and Frame Structures

In this next lesson we will go over the layout of plants and how to frame structures. The correct placement of trees and shrubs can enhance your property by framing the buildings and directing your viewpoint. Improperly placed trees and shrubs can do the very opposite- blocking buildings or viewpoints and misdirecting your access around …

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LESSON 2 | Spacing of Plants in your Landscape Design

The subject we are going to go over in this lesson is spacing. How much room do you put between plants? How much room do you put between plants and structures, plants and overhead wires, plants and streets? You are probably wondering why one lesson is devoted to just this subject. The reason for this …

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LESSON 1 | Landscape Design Mini Course

In this lesson, we are going to go over how to get started. It is very important to be able to observe carefully what the conditions are in your yard or garden. Very often people rush to add or change things without really looking at how things are at the start. Sometimes it can be …

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Introducing our Landscape Design Mini-Course

Landscape design can seem like a confusing subject but it is actually a complex subject, consisting of many different and connected parts. There are a lot of separate basics that have to be considered all at once. However, when you take one piece of information at a time and learn it and can apply it, …

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Landscape Design Basics – Mini Course

This winter we will be providing a course on Landscape Design Basics online for free!  What better way to spend your winter than designing your garden for Spring. We will be doing one lesson a week starting January 21st.  If you are already on our email list, you will automatically get the emailed lessons, not …

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Holiday Decorating Classes 2021

Holiday Decorating Classes Our popular decorating classes are back again.  The classes are free, just pay for the materials used.  We are planning to have the classes outside under our glass canopy, unless space permits inside.  Please make sure to register ahead of time as space is limited.  Give us a call at 508-896-5060 or …

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