You are in the method of modernizing your property, and as such you would also like to do some modern landscaping. Whilst 1950s landscapes may conjure up photos of plastic decorations and boxed hedges, the 1950s are actually defined as a decade of “modernism.” Albeit, a sort of modernism far various from the so-named “contemporary” styles of today. With an incredible amount of soldiers returning residence from the war in the 1950s, acquiring married and starting families, the house developing business boomed.
In the 1920’s residence, the front yard was deemed the “public place” and was, for that reason, the space that received the most attention with regards to landscaping. Most homes featured a wide front porch, usually furnished with rockers and swings so that folks could comfortably enjoy the all-natural outside scenery. Most front yards didn’t have fences, and walkways and driveways have been usually lined with perennials, such as Canterbury bells, irises, foxgloves, phlox, pyrethrum, coreopsis, hollyhocks, roses, columbine, delphinium, poppies, and carnations and annuals, such as California poppies, cosmos, petunias, snapdragons, verbena, bachelor’s buttons, centaurea (sweet sultan), strawflowers, marigolds, drummond phlox, asters, and so on. Shrubs had been boxwood, holly, yews, abelia.
The decade of the Wonderful Depression saw tiny advancements on the landscaping front. Most property owners have been struggling to make ends meet, which meant small to no money was left over to devote on luxuries, such as landscaping. That getting stated, there had been nevertheless a couple of well-liked gardening trends. Big rose gardens were well-liked throughout the 1930s, as have been plants such as hydrangeas, lilacs and hostas.
Of course, you can also do a Google search and just appear at what other folks are carrying out with their gardens. That should give you some inspiration and ideas to commence off with. The …