White Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Many of us want something out of the ordinary – a departure from the evergreen foundation shrubs that have come to be the standard look for the American front yard. However, since this area is key to the first impression visitors have of your home, something rather elegant and understated is desirable. This design is an attractive option—a composition of […]

Woodland Border Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

A cool, moist, shady, woodland area makes the ideal setting for Ferns and other shade-loving perennials. Planted nearby a forest or under a canopy of deciduous trees creates a very original and naturalistic woodland feeling. Ferns provide seasonal interest and add bold textures to brighten the shady summer woodland garden. Once established, Ferns are some of the most valuable and […]

Privacy Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Privacy Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs If your property has more exposure to traffic, neighbors, or passersby than you like, you can create a living fence using a mixture of tall ornamental Grasses, flowering shrubs, and large, colorful perennials. Although the diagram indicates a corner location, the recommended plantings could be reconfigured to fit a long border […]

Pastel Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Flowering in this garden, comprised of pastel and white flowering plants, will begin early with the Lavender and Columbine, and end with the Aster ‘Woods Pink: Some plants, such as Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist,’ may also add late fall color. Throughout the season, Ajuga Burgundy Glow’ will provide a soft pastel edging after its blue flowers of spring have ended. This […]

Pink Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Single-color gardens have always been popular and are fairly easy to achieve within any color range. This garden features flowers ranging from light pink to dark pink, and rose pink to purplish pink and even lavender. Along with red, pink is also attractive to hummingbirds so you’ll be sure to attract any that may be in the area. And the […]

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 […]

Ornamental Grass Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Ornamental Grasses may be used with some flowering perennials to provide a constantly changing garden. With a background of Grasses, a screen or barrier can be developed. As a screen, these Grasses will be effective most of the year except between the time they are cut back in early spring until new growth becomes tall enough again in late spring […]

Perennial Corner Garden Design for the home garden, Landscaping designs

This garden, designed as a corner planting, uses durable, easy-to-grow perennials that, once established, will give years of pleasure with little care. Some, such as Achillea ‘Ballerina, will spread gradually, while others, such as the Grasses, will maintain a slowly enlarging dump for many years. This combination suggests the use of only one woody plant, the Yew, to contrast with the […]

Shade Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Shade Garden Design Tough perennials for underplanting a tree. Helpful Hints Plant this shade garden under th canopy of a mature shade tree or under the developing canopy of a newly planted Weeping Cherry. To avoid damaging the tree’s roots, add a least six inches of well composted soil around the base of the tree before planting. Use a posthole […]

Red White Blue Garden Design

Red White Blue Garden Design Helpful Hints By eliminating or substituting for the Buddleia, Lavender, and Penstmon, this garden can be a zone 4 collection. Substituting for the Geum Mrs. J Bradshaw will make this garden a zone 3 collection. Plant this design against a sunny corner of the house or along the borders of a walkway Add in flowering […]