English Garden Border Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

If your idea of ideal garden beauty is the traditional perennial border of grand English estates, this American-style interpretation may be for you. The color scheme here is cool and elegant, encompassing numerous shades of blue, violet, and lavender, brightened with sparks of white and touches of Primrose yellow. The single Hollyhocks are of mixed colors and will probably include […]

Flower Blossoms Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs While some garden references recommend placing a garden of cutting flowers in a less-than­prominent location, we think this design will look great even after you’ve gathered a good number of flowers. We’ve included some of the longest-blooming, heaviest-producing perennials available, as well as some more unusual varieties to lend drama and […]

Romancing the Stone Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

33 Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs   33 Garden Designs for your home: Shady Oasis Gaining GroundFront Door Enterance DesignCoastal Perennial Garden DesignWhite Flower Garden DesignGrass Garden DesignPastel Flower Garden DesignRose & Perennial Garden DesignBright Colorful Garden Design Perennial Corner Garden Design Butterfly Hummingbird Design Silver & Blue Garden Design Bog Garden Design Pink Flowers Garden Design […]

Rock Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Whether your home is situated on rocky terrain or you just want to try your hand at rock gardening, getting plants to thrive requires a few basic considerations. Because of the relatively shallow pockets of soil, water drains away very quickly, for better or worse. The most exposed and shallow places are excellent sites for planting drought-tolerant creeping or trailing […]

Rose & Prennial Garden Design for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Whether you have an existing Rose garden or wish to create one for the first time, choosing perennials that will complement the Roses’ color and form is an important consideration. Delphiniums always look great with most Roses. Why? Their strong vertical line is a pleasing contrast to the roundness of both the flowers and form of most Roses, while their […]

Hot & Humid Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Hot and Humid Garden Design Helpful Hints Subsitute Pennisetum ‘Little Bunny’ for Deschampsia ‘Bronze Veil’, and this could be a Zone 4 collection. Protect your garden from the blazing afternoon sun by planting deciduous or coniferous trees that provide high open shade. Fight drainage problems with mounded planting beds and gravel paths. Give your garden perennials plenty of space to […]

Late Season Garden Design for Sun

Late Season Garden Design for Sun Helpful Hints Substituting Caamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ or Miscanthus “Sarbande’ can make this garden zone 5 collection. Add shrubs such as Burning Bush, Fothergilla, and double-file Viburnum to the garden for dramatic autumn display Keep the grass stalks until late winter or early spring before pruning This garden collection has a huge assortment of perennials […]

Front Door Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

A vibrant, open entry arbor covered in fragrant Clematis will not only invite your visitors from the sidewalk into an enchanting garden scene, but also provide the necessary transition for the paths that lead to and from your undiscovered garden rooms. Connecting a fence to each side of the arbor can also provide a place for vines to climb, as […]

Gaining Ground Garden Design – Tough Plants for tough places

Gaining Ground Garden Design – Tough Plants for tough places Helpful Hints Add ground cover shrubs such as Dwarf Mountain Pine and Juniper or upright evergreens to provide winter interest Plant Sedum, Thymus and Delosperma on rock ledges or above retaining walls to crate a cascading effect. Create a winding path of Creeping Thyme through your ground cover garden to […]

Garden for Children Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Garden for Children The perfect garden design Helpful Hints Plant this garden surrounding your children’s play area or sand box. Play word games with your children to help them indentify and remember each plant in the children’s garden. Aruncus is commonly named Goat’s Beard and Stachys is called Lamb’s ear Ask your children where they would most like to see […]