4449 GARDEN Stories

Great Design Plant: Knock Out Roses
"made rose gardening so much more accessible to the average gardener, so the biggest decision... to your garden. After all, they're fussy and disease prone, and require endless spraying... in the gardening world because of their easy care requirements and prolific blooming... through your garden. I too am having lots of trouble with black spot on my knockouts. I... lawns and gardens. Like Jennifer, I give them a quick prune very early in the morning..."
Great Design Plant: Veronica
"a good garden center to confirm; you may want to replace it with something less pesky... in my garden designs. One of my favorites is Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'... of my gardens. Nice! I'm not seeing that in the Denver Area market, so it must... Bateman Garden Design--thanks for the tip for northern CA, I'll try your spreading... a rock garden.Planting notes. Speedwell is easily grown in average garden soil that..."
Great Design Plant: Scotch Heather
"Mendo Bot Garden, in Gualala CA , is a large heather garden that can be seen from highway... in the garden here in Scotland and they can practically swim! Are the ones you are... then. Our garden is almost vertical so the water runs off (we get a lot rain so that's... Western Garden Book, among other botanical resources, list the common name for Calluna... Botanical gardens. The climate of Scotland (and Wales) is so different. Would love to..."
Great Design Plant: Sedum (Stonecrop)
"into the garden with sedum. Prolific blooms earn notice in summer months, but bold evergreen... in the garden. Choose from fluorescent fleshy ground covers or dusty upright shrubs... cover garden nooks or even just as an accent.... where I garden, they come back year after year. The classic tall variety S. spectabile... solve garden dilemmas on multiple fronts. Sedums are also known for their flowers... for rock gardens. Feel free to cut a few stems and bring them inside for a seasonal..."
Great Design Plant: Ornamental Allium
"element to gardens of all styles... cottage garden companion, but it can embellish gardens of all styles and sizes. Bordering... edible gardening. Relative to the edible onion, the ornamental allium has been a longtime... making the garden a living party. Floral lollipops poke their heads above surrounding... friendly garden welcome. I feel like these flowers would be smiling if they could.With... Botanical Garden, the dark purple flowers of Purple Sensation appear to float above the..."
Great Design Plant: Golden Creeping Jenny
"additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they take to mature. But if you're looking... a grey garden! Be careful. It can take over a garden. Pretty in pots. I love it... garden, "A RAIN GARDEN" it removes run off water from the rain drain or street... "Secret Garden" effect. Pretty! I have it growing in my pond and it is quite happy... through your garden if you are not careful. I have it growing in various places including..."
Great Design Plant: Bald Cypress
"haunt home gardeners. Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), native to southern U.S. swamps... from The Garden Consultants in Highland Park, Ill. “They are dramatic when used in mass..."
Great Design Plant: Milkweed
"in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and is a magnet for butterflies... in your garden is milkweed. I know that when most people hear the name, they cringe... client garden beds. We have swamp milkweed that we've planted by a lake in NJ. We... in the garden center at Lowes. Monarchs love it and it fits nicely in between other... to my garden here in Southern California. I checked the local Osh and Home Depot..."
Great Design Plant: Rozanne Cranesbill
"captivating garden color all summer long... nance gardens, it is easy to dismiss this hardy geranium as just another perennial... Seattle garden. There are many different ways to use this perennial superstar. As... the rock garden, Rozanne would look right at home tumbling over boulders or stone walls... in a garden border. As a container specimen, it would make a dramatic statement... author gardens in? Trying to gage if G.rozeanne will do as well in my garden... I'm..."
Great Design Plant: Coreopsis 'Redshift'
"bland garden with its hot new color combo... 'Moonbeam'. A garden later, one that has seen drastic changes as I defined my gardening style... country garden over two decades ago was a coreopsis — Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'... time for gardeners enamored with this all-American genus. As I write this, I have two... to my garden this morning — Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' and Coreopsis 'Creme Caramel'... Carolina, garden before their performance is reported. Daisy-like flowers, typically..."
Great Design Tree: Persian Ironwood
"impatient gardener, Parrotia is known for its remarkably slow growth rate — taking up..."
Great Design Plant: Hens-and-Chicks
"fuss-free garden color and character all year... in the garden! I "cluck" over mine here in VA and they do not do well....franki me... stone garden decor. Last year we planted this stone chair and our clients love it... vertical gardens. Id that something that you can help me with? I'd like to do a fuss... in rock gardens and planters, and in gaps between rocks, boulders or on garden walls..."
Great Design Plant: Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle
"summer garden; its calming coolness soothes like water. Kintzley’s Ghost honeysuckle... in the garden as well.... independent garden center. If they don't have it in stock, they might be able to order... to your garden environment...."
Great Design Plant: Plumbago
"home, the garden had been neglected for three years. This came up in the spring but... ANYTHING to a garden again! I have this ground cover and love it. I am in a zone 4 and..."
Great Design Plant: Sea Holly
"and wild gardens has given it new popularity. Upright, thistlelike and a vivid shade... in the garden. Hailing from Northern Africa, Europe and even Asia, sea holly thrives... a rock garden, where its preference for well-drained and light soil will come in handy..."
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