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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garden, Foundation Sun Plan

Garden, Foundation Sun Plan No part of a landscaping plan is more important than the foundations of your home. Without plantings, they are often the least attractive part of the house. Yet, these areas are the ones most often seen by home owners and visitors alike. One of the most important things to remember in selecting foudation planting material is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garden, Foundation Shade Plan

Garden, Foundation Shade Plan This collection combines some appealing leaf shapes and colors that look sensational in shade. The three Ostrich Plume Ferns, with tall, feather-like fronds, and the eight Hostas, with heart-shaped, richly textured leaves, are particularly good companions to the beautiful collection of flowering plants that round out the design. With the proper selection of shade-loving shrubs and […]

How to plant a garden bulb – Tulips, Daffodils, Lily, etc

Although bulbs, corms and tubers carry their own food supply it is only good for one year at most and if you wish to have flowers year after year it is essential that they should be well fed. This is especially true of the highly-bred hyacinths, tulips and crocuses and some of the smaller irises. Always prepare the whole of […]