Garden Path Ideas

Not only practical, a garden path can enhance the overall appearance of your garden. This is a guide about garden path ideas.
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August 15, 2005 Flag

I have 3 teenagers and a 9 year old. We went rock "hunting" and searched all over for free wood chips. Filled the truck load after load and layed the chips down on top of plastic. And made this garden path on the side of our home. We trimmed some trees and made trellises. The only thing we purchased for the garden path was a birdbath I got for Mother's Day and some flats of flowers...we love it. The best compliment I received was "Dang Tracey, I feel like I should be paying to walk on your path".

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April 24, 20060 found this helpful

I read your explanation of how you guys hunted for free materials and built the path, but when the picture finally appeared on my slow computer, I was amazed at how beautiful it really is. It looks like a path from a Disney film, it must be a wonderful place to be after a long day. If everyone believed in their own ability to create like you guys did, imagine how stunning the world would be.

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May 3, 2006 Flag

Jupiter's Beard is a good cut flower. It self seeds. They need little water and is surviving in poor clay soil here on the "Path Garden". It could be a weed soon. LOL

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

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August 6, 20080 found this helpful

I am growing Jupiters Beard along the springhouse at my parents house. The plant does not stand upright, it lays in the grass. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? Thank you.

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February 25, 2012 Flag

Freesia from Moorpark, CA

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Lavender freesia in the front yard. Most are white right now. I saw a red one open in The Path Garden today.

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May 11, 2006 Flag

Beautiful Garden Path

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A garden path can be functional and it can be so much more. Functional paths provide safe and efficient routes of travel through your garden. They cut down on tracking mud into the house, and act as anchors to surrounding plants. But garden paths can also be works of art.

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June 16, 2008 Flag

Save Water - Build a Path!

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If you have a spot in your yard that is hard to reach with water, or you simply want to save on your water bill or conserve, build a path!

Save Water - Build a Path!

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April 6, 2010 Flag

This is the start of my new walkway.The concrete squares will be staggered. I'd like to plant tiny flowers or something that has runners with some color where the new soil will be. Any suggestions? Izzy Bella (former Keeper's new puppy entry) loves to be outside and into everything.

Hardiness Zone: 7a

By Keeper from NC

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April 10, 20100 found this helpful

I recommend Magic Carpet, a variety of creeping thyme. It is a "ground-hugging evergreen perennial groundcover that is adorned with cherry-pink flowers" (Territorial Seed Co. # YHR1361) in summer suited to zones 4-9. Especially nice is the lemon scent and it grows very well where there's foot-traffic such as on a walkway. Good luck!

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June 1, 20100 found this helpful

There also are some interesting "walkables" that are designed to go between the steps...you can also do them on the side, but then if they run over a bit, it's not a big deal if you step on them. There are some sedum varieties that grow along the ground versus up.

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November 28, 2013 Flag

I would love to someday have a beautiful garden with walkways, water features, and more. I was wondering if I could 1/2 bury recycled tin cans to use as planters as well as a garden path border. My question is would they last. I don't want something that will disintegrate over the course of 2-5 years. I want something that will last and that I won't have to change out too often and end up hurting my plants.

Thanks for any info you can give me.

By Momma Ruby from KY

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December 2, 20130 found this helpful

Tin cans will rust and disintegrate. They will leave debris in the garden and you can cut your hands on it. Plastic or aluminum won't rust and won't disintegrate. You could even cut the bottoms off and once the plants have a good root system pull the plastic container out of the ground, gently take the plant out of the pot and pop it into the hole that it came out of.

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July 24, 2011 Flag

I heard voices in the garden and opened the gate to find a little girl signing my guest book. She had brought the painting to the garden with her dad. She had set it on the ground near a big rock.

The Dad said her older sister had asked them to bring her painting to "the secret garden" for her. I was very touched that a child would paint a picture for the garden and told them we would put a frame on it and hang it for everyone to see.

One day I'll have to let you take a peek at the nice things people say in the guest book.

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

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July 25, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you Vi for sharing that sweet story and new pictures of your Secret Garden. I think you should maybe ask that nice little girl to bring her sister over one afternoon and serve them tea and cookies. Or maybe lemonade and cookies. They would never forget that experience.

Your garden reflects love, caring and lots of attention, and children, even little boys, respond to those qualities, and always to the beauty of a garden. I think they relate it to Eden, maybe, and the stories they've read or heard about the Garden of Eden.

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January 6, 2014 Flag

With winter being so bad in many parts of the country now I hope everyone will enjoy the roses that we have blooming in the yard. Some of them are as big as my hand.

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With winter being so bad in many parts of the country now I hope everyone will enjoy the roses that we have blooming in the yard. Some of them are as big as my hand.

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Moorpark, Ca. Our yard.

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Vi

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October 31, 2014 Flag

succulents in clay pot

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A lady from another neighborhood was walking her granddaughter through the garden. She said her daughter lives in our area and she babysits every week for her. She comes down the garden path a lot ...

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May 28, 2010 Flag

after a bath

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A nice person asked me to send these two pictures in so people could see the difference from our side of the path and the other side of the green belt. This path runs through from our block to the school.

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September 27, 2011 Flag

Two Praying Statues

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Another surprise tucked away in the garden today. These look to be wooden dolls, but may be resin. I picked up one and the far hand is missing. So I sat it back and will go look tomorrow and glue them down where they were left, on the ladder.

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January 29, 2012 Flag

The Path Garden (Jan. 2012), a lavender rose, fully opened.

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When it comes to rose buds, I love the clear colors and so pure, as this white one from the Path Garden. Here is another Angel Face, full opened. Enjoy each in their own beauty.

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May 26, 2010 Flag

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Some one has left garden art at the Path garden and at our gate. One day we had this angel at the gate, and another that was left with a broken head that had been fixed and a leg in pieces left on a tree stump.

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October 31, 2014 Flag

blooming succulent with purple flower

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A friend donated this plant. I don't know the name, she collects succulents and has many. She doesn't know the names of all of them yet. But the flowers are so pretty and there were 6-8 on the one plant this year. Now they are growing so fast and I will move more of them around in The Path Garden and will have to plant some in pots for the "plant give away" next spring. I pray that we'll get rain this year. The Path Garden isn't doing well with out it.

May 4, 2006 Flag

garden path support

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Because our yard is 2 steps down from "The Path Garden" and we had to pile dirt (sand bags) up to keep the rain from flooding the back yard. So we just built the planting area like a raised bed.

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August 8, 2011 Flag

White Garden Angel Statue

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Here is the newest angel left in The Path Garden. Once again someone has left a surprise in the garden. Always a treat to find treasures to delight visitors as they stroll through the garden.

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September 7, 2011 Flag

Iris Bed in Path Garden

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We are working to make a new iris bed on the "Path Garden". This spot was damaged some by the renters in the house next to this short wall. So we've decided to add some donated tiles to make it a home for bearded iris.

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May 28, 2010 Flag

Here are some 2010 photos of "The Path Garden". Yes, I am still able to keep this corner of my world blooming. We have had some rain this year which has helped a lot with the water bill.

By Great Granny Vi

Spring on

Spring on

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Spring on "The Path Garden"

Awesome "Path Garden". I love the colors. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your profile also. (04/27/2010)

By keeper60

Spring on "The Path Garden"

Your garden is lovely! I wish I had one like this in my yard. Aww, being an artist this really appeals to my visual delight. (04/30/2010)

By Artlady

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April 26, 2010 Flag

Spring on the

Here is a pretty flower from "The Path Garden", still don't know the name of it though.

By Great Granny Vi

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Spring on the "Path Garden"

I think that's a variety of allium. The foliage appears to be similar to that of daffodils/jonquils, which is what allium foliage looks like. And the bloom looks like allium, although most allium that I've seen are lavender to purple, depending upon the variety. Perhaps it looks more blue than lavender in the pic, but is lavender in 'real life'? The true test would be to dig down around the bulb, and if it smells like an onion, (sniff your hand, lol) it's allium! I love them in W. Central Ohio, mine bloom in May. I think I've gotten that 'aroma' when cutting off the stalks, too, but not certain.

I love your path garden! Your idea was very creative and I'm sure your neighborhood appreciates your labor of love! Keep the pics coming. I really enjoy looking at gardens. Guess it's because they're always SO pretty and I don't have to break a sweat! ;D Thanks, and good luck with your 'mystery flowers'! (04/01/2010)

By janiebean

Spring on the "Path Garden"

This looks like the same kind of flower to me. I don't know the name of it either, I call it my star flower! (04/01/2010)

By jackie.mantel

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Spring on the "Path Garden"

Looks like an agapanthus.
(04/02/2010)

By Plantpassion

Spring on the "Path Garden"

It looks like allium. If you break a piece off and it smells like onions, it is defiantly allium. (04/02/2010)

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March 29, 2010 Flag

Here are some lovely pictures of Great Granny Vi's Garden Path.

Garden Path

Garden Path

Garden Path

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, Ca.

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Pictures of the Path Garden

Oh pretty flowers. (03/08/2006)

By meoowmom

Pictures of the Path Garden

What beautiful flowers you have. Thank you for sharing. I love looking at other people's gardens . (03/09/2006)

By FireFly1985

Pictures of the Path Garden

Simply Beautiful!!!! (03/10/2006)

By Karen in SC

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March 29, 2010 Flag

Two ladies came to my door thanking me for the garden. One told me her husband had died 4 weeks ago and would it be all right if she planted a rose bush in his memory in the garden.

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