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An Asian Inspired Pergola Design Complements Simple Garden Styles

Red paint or stain, ornate hardware, and a privacy lattice can all help to give your pergola an Asian flair. I have a client who is in the middle of a feng shui redesign. You might know already that feng shui is an Eastern design style used to maximize energy flow. The garden is one of the most important parts of this design philosophy, which is why my client was looking for an Asian inspired pergola design to set off her new, Eastern-style garden. I thought this was a great idea, as pergolas are easy to adapt for this type...

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Simple Garden Bench Design Ideas to Improve Your Yard

A simple bench design can serve many purposes, and can even be tweaked to create a gardening station. There are a lot of great accessories you can add to a yard without having to spend a lot of money. One time, I decided I had to have a rustic garden bench in my backyard–it was the perfect addition to my big bed of peonies–but all the benches I considered were a bit too pricey for my budget. But I remembered I had a lot of leftover wood and hardware from other projects that I could repurpose. In the end, I...

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