15 Superb Mountain Garden Landscaping Ideas
Paraphrasing an old saying, if you cannot reach the mountain, then let the mountain come down to you. There are plenty ideas to decorate this space, partially detailed below here by us, to give your garden a mountainous look. Using various accessories and plants and shrubs alike, the mountain descends upon your gardens in an avalanche of shapes and colors bursting with energy. So here are some mountain garden landscaping ideas.
Count on stones and boulders, in different shapes and sizes, to give this space a truly unique personality. If you happen to also have a water course streaming across the garden, then the landscape is complete, leaving you standing in a genuine natural mountainous environment. It may take some space to get to put these ideas into practice, if not, just build a pile of boulders with plants and shrubs all over it.
This irregular pattern of distribution allows you to concentrate plants in nooks and crannies, making the most of the sheltering effect of a boulder. The landscape ends discharging a chromatic diversity which pleases the eye.
Purple cone-flower (Echinacea) is a perfect choice for high-altitude gardens. It blooms profusely all summer and doesn’t mind tough weather conditions. Plus, it’s a great cut flower you can take inside. Not only are some of the lowest-maintenance choices, but they’ll also attract native birds and butterflies.
Go for some tall plants, such as these pink cosmos and yellow black-eyed Susans, to help draw the eye up and dramatize the mountain views. It’s a little garden-design strategy that adds a lot to such yards. Even if you don’t have great mountain views, adding vertical accents with tall plants or structures (such as arbors or even free-standing columns) helps give your landscape an added dimension of interest.
For those into authentic mountain landscapes, this can be easily reproduced with some miniature garden water falls. Such decors complete this space of relaxation, instilling it with extra refinement. Below are some splendid examples.
Finally, here are some more mountain garden landscaping ideas to inspire you in replicating some of the solemn alpine atmosphere right in your back yard.
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