Colorful Mailbox – Garden Plan

Colorful Mailbox – Garden Plan     If you don’t already have a mailbox in front of your house, you may want to add one so you can duplicate this special garden. Or, you can substitute a trellis, fencing, wall anchors or any upright, so the Nelly Moser Clematis can form a centerpiece for the supporting cast of Clustered Bellflowers, […]

How to make a Traditional St. Briget’s Cross

How to make a Traditional St. Briget’s Cross Below are three methods for making Brigid’s Crosses. Hopefully, one will work best for you. I have to give due credit to the geocities domain for the source of this material. I just came back from Ireland and I hate to see this lost via the internet. In Gaelic: Cros Bhrighite Rushes are […]

Where to plant the flower garden

Where to plant the flower garden. A place may have flowers in abundance without any space being set aside for a garden. Vines, beds beside the house or terrace, planting along the boundary fence, flowering trees and shrubs can accomplish this. If, however, there is to be a definite garden there are certain fundamentals to be considered. The very name […]

Hummingbird Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Butterfly Garden Design Helpful hits Asclepias or Butterfly weed is the host plant for monarch butterflies. If it growns native in your area, allow it to naturalize Spring flowering shrubs such as Azaleas adn Rhododendrons attract hummingbirds to your garden early in the season. Plant Butterfly garden near a wild area or nearby a collection of shrubs and trees so […]

Butterfly Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Butterfly Garden Design Helpful hits Asclepias or Butterfly weed is the host plant for monarch butterflies. If it growns native in your area, allow it to naturalize Spring flowering shrubs such as Azaleas adn Rhododendrons attract hummingbirds to your garden early in the season. Plant Butterfly garden near a wild area or nearby a collection of shrubs and trees so […]

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 […]

Hosta Shade Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Hostas are among the most treasured and beloved of all shade plants. With so many varieties of differing foliage color, texture, and floral characteristics, Hostas provide special seasonal contrast and interest in the shady perennial border. Many of the Hostas in this Etera Signature Collection are prize winners of such prestigious awards as the American Hosta Society Eunice Fisher Award, […]

Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden Design for the home garden, Landscaping designs

As pleasing to our eyes as it is to its winged visitors, this garden shimmers in scarlet, purple, orange, and yellow, the vibrant colors most attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The selected perennials also feature fragrance and special characteristics—clusters of small flowers and tubular forms—essential to drawing your small guests. The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) and Caryopteris …. shrubs provide shelter […]

All Year Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

All Year Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs For gardeners who love to bring it home, the Gardener’s Inspiration is a floral designer’s perfect choice. With this selection you will no longer need to rush to the flower shop for that special occasion, but can have blooms to fill every room all summer long! This garden is […]

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 […]