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By Sara Pitzer

For the reason that 1973, Storey's state knowledge announcements have provided useful, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of nation residing talents quick and simply. There at the moment are greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their notable acceptance displays the typical hope of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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Hang wind chimes, or set up outdoor speakers to pipe soft music into the garden. For sounds of nature, plant whispering grasses and bamboos, and encourage birds and bees into the garden. A natural pond or reflecting pool creates a peaceful ambience. Arrange water features to give a gentle trickling sound rather than loud gushing. Adjust the flow to make the sound less hollow. A CALMING RETREAT Use a curving low wall as a peaceful seating area in a secluded part of the garden. ALSO TRY Grounding experience Create a treat for tired feet by designing walkways made of grass, stone, and wood.

Think about what you like rather than your garden’s restrictions. You may already have a favorite gardening style or at least a mental list of musthave features. A mood board with magazine images, fabrics, and color swatches can help you focus, but if you need more direction, there are numerous sources that you can draw from. Formal gardens juxtapose topiary colors and textures to a striking effect—apply these principles to your plant choices. Natural habitats allow you to discover plants in the wild.

Make a “ceiling” using a pergola festooned with nightfragrant jasmine, or fit a sail-like awning for summer shade. Many stylish sofas and armchairs are designed to stay out no matter the weather. Impromptu seating (from raised beds at sitting height) is perfect to encircle a fire pit. Finish with paints and stains, matching cushion fabrics and china to interior color schemes. Dress your outdoor room with topiaries and sculptural foliage in contemporary containers. Add drama at nightfall with low-voltage lighting.

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