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It's Possible to Create a Harmonious Garden: Here's How

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Harmony is a compelling concept whether you're designing your home or backyard.

It's easy to sense whether the space feels harmonious or not. Harmony makes you feel peaceful and relaxed. You sense that everything is connected and belongs together, which makes you feel good inside.

It's much more challenging to grasp the concept and explain what makes you feel that way.

Often, when someone wants a garden that looks like a professional designer designed it, they wish for a thoughtfully designed garden that looks harmonious.

And yes, to achieve harmony in garden planning, it requires conscious thought that various elements work together and feel like they belong together.

What Do You Need to Create a Harmonious Garden?

To create harmony in your backyard, you need to use unity and simplicity to your advantage.

Unity means every element in your backyard connects. They have a sameness that matches together and shares a similar essence. Nothing clashes or competes with each other.

This unifying essence infuses everything in the garden, whether shapes, chosen materials, features, colors, or plants, with their needs and appearance.

When you have chosen a unified palette of materials, plants, and other design elements for your garden, you can start using the second concept, simplicity.

Simplicity means literally 'Less is more.'

  • The restricted palette of hard-landscape materials.
  • Considered focal points.
  • The limited color palette for both materials and plants.

There should not be too much of everything, but all you have thoughtfully chosen must be repeated. And then you repeat it some more.


How to Create Harmony in Your Backyard?

Great! You might think all you need is unity and simplicity to create harmony in your backyard. Yes! - I know - they are such abstract concepts that they don't much help to get anyone going. We need something more.

That's when I'll use the knowledge of garden styles as my 'design tool'.

It helps me to fulfill the requirements of both unity and simplicity.



Different garden styles consist of a collection of shapes, materials, features, and plants that already have similar qualities. They have an innate feeling of oneness.

>> When you use one style everywhere in your garden, you'll create harmony.



And when using the style, it's essential not to use all the suggested materials, for example. Choose just some of them for your backyard garden.

>> Restrict your choices based on your preferences and the atmosphere you want to create.

When you sense the harmony between your garden, yourself, and the chosen garden style, you'll experience a deeply satisfying feeling you have never had before. That emotion will refresh you and make you feel great every day.



Time to take action:

Choosing your garden style or letting it choose you is a perfect start. Take my garden-style quiz and discover your unique essence. You'll get a guide that gives you clear guidelines for selecting the shapes, materials, features, and plants that have the oneness in them and help you connect everything in your garden.

You can choose the correct elements for your garden design palette using the guide. Remember, 'Less is more' and keep repeating the materials and key plants that you have selected. You can take the quiz and get your guide >>HERE<<



P.S. To take these ideas further, don’t miss out on our combined wisdom in the Spring Refresh collaboration, a treasure trove of strategies to marry the calm of your indoors with the beauty of your outdoors. This bundle is your first step towards hosting memorable gatherings and enjoying peaceful moments in a space that reflects the true essence of harmony, both inside and out.






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