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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

33 Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

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

Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

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 […]

Shady Oasis Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]