Garden Design

12 Principles of Garden Design | Garden Home (901)

On this episode of Garden Home, host P. Allen Smith will discuss the 12 principles of design. Allen will tour his Garden Home and show you how he designed it using all these principles.

Topics Include
Using Hedges as Enclosure
Tips to Prune Hedges
Construction Update Front Porch Design
Daffodil Fields in Abundance
“Green” Expert discusses how to lessen our carbon footprint
Creating a Garden Entry
Garden Focal Point
Choosing Shutters for your windows
Shape and Form in the Garden
Designing with Rhythm
Tips on Maintaining your lawn
Virtual Garden Makeover


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P. Allen Smith is a landscape and garden designer, horticulturist, preservationist and television host. His passions span the subjects of community, health, sustainability and history. He has designed the grounds at many of the nation’s most notable estate properties, townhomes, and commercial complexes. And, for over 19 years, he has shared his green knowledge and insight with the public via ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, his own PBS television, and six book titles. Currently, Allen is focused on residential, commercial and community designs that are beautiful, improve our contentedness, and our social and physical health.

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…Allen’s horticultural interests and secrets, sign up for his weekly newsletter:

…visiting Allen’s Garden Home above the Arkansas River, see

….Allen’s favorite plants mentioned in his social media, see: To review many of the plants Allen mentions in his posts and that are planted in his own garden, see

….retaining Allen’s Garden and Landscape design firm, see

…Allen’s Garden Home-inspired intergenerational community in Monroe, LA, see


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