Four landscape design ideas that you may have never seen before
by Connie Oswald Stofko
When you go on garden walks or visit Open Gardens, it’s nice to just gaze at the beautiful landscapes. It’s also helpful to get new, practical ideas you can use in your own yard. We’ll do both in this article, looking at views from the landscape of Sue and Russell Rich in Hamburg.
When they moved in 25 years ago, there was almost nothing in the yard, but now they are surrounded by beautiful garden beds. They have left an area of lawn so they can play yard games such as croquet and bocce.
A previous article gave us tips from the Riches for edging the lawn around garden beds.
Today we’ll look at their hidden downspout and see other design ideas that you can use in your landscape. You may have seen some of these elements before, but there are four that are probably new to you. (You decide which are the four ideas that are new to you!)
I visited the Riches during the Hamburg Garden Walk last July. We’ll give you more details on garden walks when they are available. See the Gardens Buffalo Niagara site and our Events page.