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Winter 2


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Winter 2

  1. 1. Garden Scenes
  2. 2. Even though it is a focal point, the color and texture of the owl make it seem as though it belongs there. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nice example of a focal point. The eye goes right to it as you enter this room in the garden. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  4. 4. Focal point. The shape fits nicely with the space available. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cacti in the North are hard to blend into the landscapes. In certain situations, such as rock gardens or theme gardens, they are a positive addition. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  6. 6. Well designed landscape. Even though there are many mature plantings, it in no way seems overgrown or crowded. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  7. 7. A large expanse of lawn with a secluded feel thanks to nice use of evergreens. The curved beds compliment the informal landscaping. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  8. 8. The sculpture mimics the ferns and is a well matched focal point. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Nice use of a previously unused area of lawn. It has now been turned into an attraction for wildlife. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  10. 10. This is a good example of a lawn area turned into a native planting. This can be aesthetically pleasing as well as helpful to the environment. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  11. 11. A combination of native plant material. It not only looks beautiful, but also helps minimize use of fertilizer and pesticides as well as reduce runoff. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  12. 12. The sound of the breeze through the dried grasses can only be enjoyed in person <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  13. 13. A garden scene that encourages closer inspection <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example of symmetry in an entry way garden <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  15. 15. Combination of curving stone path and bench invites one to sit and relax <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  16. 16. The dense hemlock wall gives the area a personal feel. The table and chairs invite sitting and conversation. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  17. 17. Colorful and relaxing scene to greet residents coming and going <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  18. 18. Form and Texture in the Garden
  19. 19. Thuja spp. Evergreen hedge, visual and sound barrier <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  20. 20. Rhus spp. Color in the winter landscape - also attracts wildlife. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  21. 21. Spruce Color and form in the landscape <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  22. 22. Gaultheria procumbens Evergreen groundcover with added benefit of being edible <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  23. 23. Even in the winter landscape, thought should be given to color. The color of this evergreen shows better with the background of rock rather than simply crawling over mulch. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ilex spp. Winter color - shows well against a background of evergreens. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  25. 25. The unusual needles of this pine add different texture to the garden. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  26. 26. The color is nice in the winter; the tree has a nice form in the trunk that can be admired all year. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  27. 27. Leaves of a pawpaw give a tropical feel and the tree bears edible friut. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  28. 28. Pawpaw flowers can make for an early spring conversation piece. <ul><li>Photos: </li></ul>
  29. 29. Ohio buckeye, Go Bucks! <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  30. 30. Scarlet buckeye, still show Buckeye spirit with a smaller and showier version of the buckeye tree. Nice spring color, for those who need a better reason. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  31. 31. Quercus alba Nice tree for a large property, plant now for future generations to enjoy. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  32. 32. Clethra alnifolia A shrub with fragrant flowers, nice fall color, and available in different sized cultivars. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  33. 33. Impressive combination of colors and textures <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  34. 34. Repetition of color and texture, done mostly with annuals. <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  35. 35. Holly showing symmetry in plant form <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  36. 36. Peeling bark adds texturally to the garden in winter <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  37. 37. One wonders which is the stronger of the two elements, the hardscape or the plant material. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  38. 38. Hardscapes
  39. 39. Stone stairs and retaining wall serve same function as concrete, but much more interesting <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  40. 40. The large expanse of retaining wall is softened by the curves. The pergola gives those below a sense of privacy, and some protection from the elements. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  41. 41. Irregular blocks give the feel of a natural stone wall, but is much easier to work with then different sizes of stone. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  42. 42. The walkway and retaining wall are very functional. The curve in the retaining wall gives the area a casual feel, even though the plantings behind are very formal. The two different materials contrast nicely. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  43. 43. The arbors act as a doorway, leading into or out of a room. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  44. 44. Nice example of symmetry in hardscape <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  45. 45. A variety of hardscape softened by plantings <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  46. 46. Nice use of pavers at street intersection and plantings along road that help minimize runoff <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  47. 47. Use of pavers helps alerts vehicular traffic to possible pedestrian traffic <ul><li>Photo: </li></ul>
  48. 48. Nice use of hardscape to represent a stream in nature <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  49. 49. A formal walkway is made less so by its curves <ul><li>Photo: Chris Biutkovich </li></ul>
  50. 50. The arbor invites one to walk through and the curve in the path encourages you to find out what is beyond <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>