Houzz is the new way to design your home.
39 Japanese garden; pink star magnolia Ideabooks
Great Design Tree: Star Magnolia
"oming magnolia is a stellar plant for all seasons... place, star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) is a tree for all seasons. Whether its snowy... transitions of star magnolia keeps eyes and gardens inspired year-round. Browse landscape... a huge Star Magnolia in my front yard that is sprouting buds already. I do love this... grow the pink, Leonard Messel, equally lovely in the landscape. This is one of my winter... tulip magnolia, is equally attractive. When in bloom, there are not as many flowers..."
Great Design Plant: Saucer Magnolia
Witness its glorious spectacle in early spring, but this specimen tree brings other delightful visuals to a garden too
"Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) performs most notably in one season — maybe... sense in a garden; it's useful, hardworking and will perform season after season. Saucer... saucer magnolia's short-lived early spring spectacle, and I'd say that this one, famously... adore magnolias and if you're ever in Boston when they bloom along Commonwealth Avenue... classic magnolia with huge white blossoms. Both trees are old and magnificent. They..."
Great Design Plant: Gold Collection Hellebores Perform Like Stars
Exciting colors, longer bloom times, forward-facing flowers ... These hybrids leave old hellebores in the dust
"winter garden. Tolerant of deer, drought, rabbits and shade, they meet my criteria... to my garden each year. Here are five of my favorites.... shade gardens in late winter. Also a go-to plant for me in gardens that are prone... residential garden consultation. The new owners of the home walked me through a garden... in the garden that were still alive were some established trees and shrubs and a large... recommend. 'Pink Frost' has been such a fabulous performer for me, both foliage & flower..."
Great Design Plant: Kousa Dogwood
"landscape star offers lovely pink bracts, bumpy summer berries and more... London garden and it died miserably... here my site is probably too exposed. I might... Chinese or Japanese dogwoodUSDA zones: 5 to 8 (find your zone)Water requirement: Consistent... turning pink with age before they fall off. By the late summer or early fall, kousa... sprouts pink edible fruits. They are bumpy-looking berries about 1/2 inch in diameter..."
7 Spectacular and Practical Spring-Flowering Trees
Put on a beauteous show in the garden with a landscape tree awash in flowers — just do your homework first
"in the garden with a landscape tree awash in flowers — just do your homework first... saucer magnolias of the San Francisco Bay Area — wherever you live, there's probably... for your garden? It goes without saying: Do your homework. A flowering tree is a major... money and garden space. Check locally to see which trees are appropriate for your climate... in most gardens). These are solid, dependable landscape trees, as long as they're in..."
8 Gorgeous Trees for Winter Interest in the Garden
Intriguing forms and beautiful branches take center stage when color heads back into the wings of the winter landscape
"and the garden is a much more subdued place than in the spring and summer, when there's... dismiss your garden in the off season. It is within this sedate atmosphere that tree form... obvious stars of the winter landscape because they provide structure year round, but... of your garden where the surrounding plantings are mostly herbaceous so your feature... green Magnolia tree was omitted from the list!!! Below are photos of beauties: Sycamore..."
Northeast Gardener's August Checklist
"August garden! Cool off with airy grasses and tactile plants that catch the breeze... shade garden. With heavy rains in the Northeast in June and July, the mosquitoes... or pale pink, they accent the garden and smell especially good at dusk. Late bloomers... shine.Japanese anemone is a star of the late summer border. Called windflower for... in my garden by late August, along with asters.Other August garden tasksFertilize..."
6 Trees You'll Fall For
"world, gardeners are laying down their tools, cleaning up their gardens and perhaps... another gardening season has come and gone. But the planting season isn’t over. Fall... such as magnolias and oaks, are better off planted in spring. Trees best planted in... article! Japanese maples are wonderful small garden trees (for the right climate).... transplant my gardening activity to my pottery studio and use fallen leaves and ornamental..."
7 Deer-Resistant Flowers for Your Summer Containers
Grow these as protection for edibles or just for their colorful beauty — deer might not like them, but everyone else will
"perfect garden once sat. But before you're tempted to give up gardening entirely... of many gardeners' existences. For good reason, too — it's an awful feeling to wake... front garden is becoming a lovely herb garden; rosemary/lavender /oregano/ mint.... courtyard garden of an inner city courtyard garden and the anger/ disappointment is just... their gardens demolished. They were so hard on my hostas last summer. I sprayed..."
A Garden With a Love Story
Over 23 years, a North Carolina couple has created an inviting, magical garden that harmonizes with its woodland setting
"magical garden that harmonizes with its woodland setting... into one garden space. Such is a garden called MapleWalk, created by Lib Jones and Tom... Some gardens have a story to tell, and some are so highly personal that they are... Other gardens seem to work in concert with Mother Nature, where the human hand takes... backlit the Japanese maples in an almost mystical way. Tom and Lib shared their story —... as the garden itself. Let’s take a tour of MapleWalk...."
The Weepers and the Creepers: 10 Intriguing Trees for Your Garden
"Most gardeners are familiar with the old standbys, such as weeping willow, weeping... columnar Japanese white pine and 'Shaina' Japanese maple behind it, making a visual... types of Japanese Maples, but I live on a 2,000 ft. elevation in mid Vermont. We are... species of Japanese Maple that can survive here? I hope you will follow up with a wider... cold for Japanese maples unfortunately. You might want to look at elderberries (sambucas)..."
Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Ideas for a Woodland Garden
Fill your senses with the magic of a wild forest-inspired garden — from shady understory plants to towering treetops
"pired garden — from shady understory plants to towering treetops... treasured garden plants, forests also have a thing or two to teach us about garden design... changing garden, like these pink lady slippers in June and asters in September. Dave... woodland garden in bustling south Charlotte, NC. When I started this garden 8 years... woodland gardens. I've experimented in my yard for years and have finally come up with..."
Lessons from Monet's Garden
See how to bring the impressionist painter's vision to life in your own landscape with these flower choices and garden design ideas
"at our gardens. In 1883, Monet and his family moved to the village of Giverny, northwest... paint and garden, until his death in 1926. After his death, his stepdaughter Blanche... house and garden, but after World War II both were found to be sadly deteriorated. Thanks... States, the gardens have been restored and we can all enjoy the timeless quality of Monet's... of the garden are in Monet's series of water lily paintings; the setting is a pond..."
9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden
Spread Christmas joy all year round with the gorgeous foliage and bright berries of these evergreen plants
"problems in gardens. Besides the common species, a wide range of cultivars and species... of the Japanese andromeda bush and you have to dig the damn thing out. Hollies are... welcome garden guest. I'd like to know how we could harvest some to use this holly-day... is the star. Ivy is mentioned in only two verses as being in the wood with the holly... but to gardeners the ivies have a lot more to offer.USDA zones: 4 to 9; RHS hardiness..."
Garden Design Essentials: Color
Highly personal and evocative, color influences the mood of gardens in a powerful way. Here's how to make it work for you
"mood of gardens in a powerful way. Here's how to make it work for you... In a garden landscape, color plays an equally powerful role. Our color choices... create a garden that is nurturing, romantic, playful, tranquil or exciting. Although... other gardeners, such as "Never plant anything orange," or "Don’t use blue, purple... in your garden's bed and borders," I like to think that any color can fit in a landscape..."