Garden, Lamppost Full-Circle Plan

Garden, Lamppost Full-Circle An elegant touch for any landscape is a lamppost surrounded by beautiful perennials. You don’t even need a lamppost to create this floral display. You can substitute a signpost, small tree, trelllis or a metal or wooden post with a decorative top. (Consider, for example, a post topped by a charming weather vane.) To create an easy-care [...]

Garden Plan, Versatile Corner

into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants selected for this Versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram is designed to fit in an 8′ x 8′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged on a corner or a home or in dozens of different ways in any shaped area of approximately 64 sq. ft. and still benefit from the [...]

Shady Oasis Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Shady Oasis garden, a woodland wildflower retreat Gardening Hints Plant near the brightest edge of a high canaopy of deciduous trees protected from the hot afternoon sun. Zone 4 gardeners can have this garden by simply subsituting the Chelone obliqua with another Physostegia or Astilbe. Adequate moisture is the key to success in a woodland garden. Drip irrigation and biannual [...]

Shady Solutions Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

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Silver and Blue Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

If you yearn for a special place of relaxation and contemplation, consider planting this garden of silvery foliage and calming shades of lavender and blue. This serene, cool-palette garden includes touches of white and soft yellow for accent. Many of these perennials are wonderfully fragrant—the scented blossoms of Lavender, Dianthus, and Butterfly Bush partner with the aromatic foliage of the [...]

Southwest Dry Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Southwest Dry Garden Design Helpful Hints Southwest garden plants are drought tolerant and sun loving and should be placed in the sunniest location of your yard. Be sure to keep the ground evenly moist after planting to help extablish your perennial border. This collection looks spectacular planted in a rocky garden area. If you live in Zone 5, choose replacements [...]