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Design Terms + Tips

Memphis Garden Design Terms + Tips

by Kim Halyak

Japanese Bridge

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/4458630817

As a lifelong learner and former teacher, I take extensive notes on whatever I find interesting. This includes garden design books and blogs.

By creating these Memphis garden design terms and tips, I am not only creating the garden design textbook I wish I had, but I’m also unraveling the mystery of great looking gardens. 

So go ahead, check them out! 

Perhaps you will find them useful. :). And definitely check out these design tips from garden designers and experts

Writer’s Update: Apologies for not remembering all my sources over the years of taking notes……I took so many notes….I should take better care citing my sources beforehand, LOL!

 A Section

 

B Section

    • Boxwood
    • Bridges

 

C Section

    • Contrast
    • Containers

 

D Section

    • Design Tips
    • Dirt/Compost/Mulch
    • Driveways and Garages

 

E Section

    • Edging
    • Edibles
    • Editing
    • Elements of Design
    • Elevation Changes
    • Enclosure + Sanctuary
    • Entry + Exits
    • Espalier
    • Evergreens + Conifers

 

F Section

    • Fences—Walls—Hedges—Boundaries
    • Flat spaces
    • Flow-composing journeys in landscape
    • Focal Point + Lines of Axis
    • Foliage
    • Formal vs Informal
    • Fountains
    • Four Season Gardening
    • Fragrance
    • Framing the View
    • Front Yard Gardens
    • Function
    • Furniture and Fabrics

 

G Section

    • Green Roofs
    • Grid Design Garden
    • Ground levels (foreground, mid-ground, far ground
    • Groundcovers

 

H Section

    • Hardscaping vs Softscaping
    • Hot tubs, spas, outdoor showers
    • House
    • House Color Planting schemes
    • How Many plants do I need?
    • Hydrangeas

 

I Section

    • Illusions
    • Interconnection
    • Inside house views
    • Irrigation Systems

 

K Section

    • Knuckles in Landscape

 

L Section

    • Lawns
    • Light and Shadows
    • Lighting
    • Lines + Direction

 

M Section

    • Maintainability
    • Mass, void, space
    • Mass Plantings
    • Mirrors

 

N Section

 

O Section

    • Ornaments

 

P Section

    • Paths—walkways—paving
    • Pattern
    • Permaculture Principles
    • Pets
    • Plant Collectors
    • Pleaching
    • Pleasing Plant Combinations
    • Pools
    • Porches + Sitting Areas
    • Power Spots*
    • Pricing Guidelines (est)
    • Proportion*
    • Problems solved with design
    • Pruning Tips
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R Section

    • Repetition
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S Section

    • Shady Spots
    • Shade Structures
    • Sheds + Outbuildings
    • Shrubs
    • Side Yards
    • Size
    • Slopes
    • Space
    • Steps
    • Structures, walls, screens
    • Structure
    • Sustainability

 

T Section

    • Time
    • Transition
    • Trees

 

U Section

    • Unity of Three
    • Urban + Town Gardens

 

V Section

    • Variety
    • Vertical Elements
    • Vines

 

W Section

    • Water Plants
    • Wind

 

X Section

 

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