Using Design Principles in the Garden

During the summer months I enjoy spending time in the yard.      I have a hard time just taking a quick step outside.  Minutes quickly turn into hours.

The key principles of interior design, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis and harmony works for exterior (landscape) design too.

Rhythm or repetition– One or more design elements are used repeatedly to create movement.

Balance- Distribution of visual weight colors, texture and space. (Symmetrical and asymmetrical balance)

Variety- Use of a few design elements to create interest in a space.

Enjoy the Summer!