Bog Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

If you have a perpetually damp place in your yard that you’ve always considered a problem area, don’t despair. Whether it’s an area that doesn’t drain well, floods periodically, or borders a pond or stream, let that unique situation become an intriguing, one-of-a-kind garden spot (as well as a wonderful habitat for wildlife) by selecting plants that thrive in moist […]

Bright Colorful Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

If a vibrant, sizzling garden color is what you’re looking for, this design is made to order. Fiery shades of golden-yellow, orange, and scarlet are the attention-getters here, but it is the addition of complementary rich purple and cooling lavender that makes the combination really distinctive. Silvery Artemisia and Buddleia foliage, along with feathery ornamental Grasses, serve not only as […]

Cold Hardy Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

The Arctic-style winters of the northern United States (Hardiness Zones 3-5) need not be a reason to deny yourself a beautiful garden. Many favorites perennials have the wonderful ability to hunker down and hibernate during a long, sub-zero winter, then awake for an intense season of growth and bloom. In fact, many plants actually require this cold dormancy as part […]

Driveway or Sidewalk Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Driveway or Sidewalk Garden Designs Planting perennials along often-used walks or driveways is one of the best ways to view your garden daily. This strip of garden can be extended or short‑ ened as needed. Because this planting may be used along a driveway, the selected plants are primarily two feet or less in height, so they will not obstruct […]

Entry Shade Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Have you grown weary of the all-too-common Juniper-and-Yew combination that flanks your front door? Wouldn’t it be nice to create a setting that says “Welcome” in a charming, personal way? That task is challenging if you have a front yard that gets only a few hours of sun during the day. Inspired by the natural beauty of a woodland garden, […]

Flowering Fiesta Bright Colors Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Flowering fiesta Bright Color Helpful Hints Subsitute Penstemon ‘Scarlet Queen’ for Physostegia ‘Vivid’ and this could be a Zone 4 collection. Plant this garden in the sunniest location of your yard for best performance. Add in crimson, fall-color shrubs like Burning Bush or spring blooming border Fosythia to add to the excitement. Planting with posthole digger make it a quick […]

Prairie Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Against a backdrop of gently swaying tall Grasses, this garden recreates the look of a prairie wildflower meadow. Make sure you have enough room for the Saccharum Grass-it gets huge! If space is limited, you may want to use Calamagrostis `Karl Foerster’ in its place. Give this garden a full day’s sun and average soil. Before planting, clear the area […]

Coastal Perennial Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Transforming your barren, coastal home landscape into a seaside oasis can be an impossible task to imagine undertaking. The constant challenges of poor, sandy soil, shifting dunes, glaring sun, strong winds, and salt spray could be enough for many to throw in the trowel. Paying attention to the microdimates around your coastal nook can help you to create the perfect […]