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Great Design Plant: Anise Hyssop Delights Licorice Lovers
With its distinct scent and flower spikes, drought-tolerant Agastache foeniculum stirs interest among humans and winged creatures alike
"scent and flower spikes, drought-tolerant Agastache foeniculum stirs interest among... types and tolerating drought, anise hyssop has soft-textured blue to violet flower spikes... keep deer and rabbits from browsing your plants. Thriving in a variety of soil types... stand) and the bees love it. It's grown and spread and is simply stunning. I had been... collect and share with my mom and aunt and also to scatter more around the hill. We..."
Great Design Plant: Sea Holly
Its spiky appearance can be intimidating at first, but sea holly's range of climate tolerances and vivid color make it a landscape winner
"tolerances and vivid color make it a landscape winner... n, and recent trending in foraged bouquets and wild gardens has given it new popularity... thistlelike and a vivid shade of blue from tip to stem, this is a flower to note — both... in hand and in the garden. Hailing from Northern Africa, Europe and even Asia, sea... bouquet and have been a fan ever since. Sea holly has a long history of cultivation... vigorously. Blue Stone Perennials and Gurney's Seeds are 2 outfits that carry the plants..."
Great Design Plant: Cushion Bush
"Fuzzy and otherworldly, this white mounding shrub lights up gardens through all four... waning and more and more time outside is spent between sunset and sunrise. If you... reens and blues create a soothing garden palette, but sometimes they need a little... color and textural contrast, take a look at cushion bush. It resembles an extrat... beauty — and humor — to the temperate garden year-round.... garden and was struggling to think of blue-green underplanting - you couldn't have..."
Great Design Plant: Verbena Stricta Tolerates Tough Spots
"beauty and long-lasting flowers, this pollinator pleaser is a boon to wilder areas... edges and compacted hiking trails, hoary vervain (Verbena stricta) is a fantastic... long-lasting blue to violet flowers, adding color to the landscape throughout the summer... a bee and butterfly favorite; it lures in our winged friends by producing nectar... available and will it grow in Southern California? Not in SoCal, too hot, dry and windy..."
Great Design Plant: Dudleya, a Dramatic California Native
Set up this succulent in native conditions and see just how little care it needs to thrive in the landscape
"conditions and see just how little care it needs to thrive in the landscape... Arizona and even down to northern Mexico and up to southern coastal Oregon, the Dudleya... outcroppings and inland valleys is another remarkable genus of succulents: Dudleya. Native... as hens and chickens? Hi franimarcus, I've heard a few succulents called hens-and-chicks... by hens-and-chicks (in my experience). Hens-and-chicks usually refers to Sempervivum..."
Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry
"colors and texture to your woodland garden with Athyrium niponicum var. pictum... sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color relief is a welcome respite from the... of gray and burgundy foliage with hints of subtle green. It is like that little black... elegance and an element of surprise to the table, standing out among the crowd. Dress... Begonias and Japanese Painted ferns. They are so graphic and lovely together! My Japanese..."
Great Design Plant: Hubricht's Bluestar
Billowy, willowy, and with blooms in three seasons, Bluestar makes a cooling, breezy impression in the landscape
"willowy, and with blooms in three seasons, Bluestar makes a cooling, breezy impression... humidity and heat in stride. When a refreshing summer breeze blows through the landscape... case. And with three seasons of distinctly different garden interest to offer, you... feet tall and wideBenefits and tolerances: Flowers attract butterflies; deer tolerantSeasonal... showier and more attractive with age. Petite sky-blue flowers arrive in late spring..."
Great Design Plant: Beavertail Prickly Pear Wows With Color
The dazzling magenta flowers of this cactus will snag your heart — just beware the bristles that can stick in your skin
"spines and presence of attractive gray-blue pads are just a few more reasons desert... summer, and you’ll halt at the sight of vivid magenta flowers bursting forth from this... familiar with and root your own. (stick it in the dirt and water it well once a month - it... tongs and welding gloves. I use tongs to process. I use hotdog tongs to trim and... an ear and plant directly in the ground as mentioned earlier and they will grow and..."
Great Design Plants: Stars of the Succulent Garden
"the size and grandeur of agave, the cold-hardiness and resilience of Sempervivum. O... Mexico and of Central and South America, Echeveria thrives in the mild climates of... California and the American Southwest. Its colorful, glaucous foliage and year-after-year... color and year-round beauty belong to Echeveria. Hailing from semidesert regions... pack up and bring it indoors. Welcome your containers back into the garden in spring..."
The Underdog Color That Fits Any Garden
Green usually gets all the glory in landscapes, but this surprise garden contender sets off a wide range of blooms to their best advantage
"color and your garden might be very boring indeed. Add layers of gray and green,... green, and there is a huge variety of plants with gray foliage to choose from. Limit... and your garden will be interesting all year.... particularly blue grays, in my garden designs. So many home exteriors incorporate gray stone;... photo. And you are correct, gray foliage really sets off a variety of flower colors... grays and blue-grays, including this yellowish orange. Try placing a shot of gray..."
Great Design Plant: Violet Silverleaf Thrives on Scant Water
Purple flowers transform silvery, sun-loving Leucophyllum candidum, while its easy care may change your gardening routine
"summer and into early fall. Its ability to handle full sun and reflected heat, coupled... species and varieties that have grey-ish leaves and some shade of purple blossoms (rarely... foliage and fuzzy leaves are not attractive to deer. We have quite a deer problem and... and this has held true for many years of extensive gardening. Fantastic suggestion... article. And looking for it in the database of the major growers as "Violet Silverleaf"..."
Great Design Plant: Plumbago
"Santa Fe and Seattle? There are a few, but this one is a star. Meet plumbago (Ceratostigma... especially the blue flowers and how the foliage color changes with the seasons. I use it... a weed and pulled most of it up. Luckily I missed some and when it bloomed, I looked... it up and realized what I had done and am now letting it grow back in. Also, it's... cover and love it. I am in a zone 4 and have managed to keep it alive by doing nothing..."
My Houzz: Exotic Flair for a Luxe-Looking Montreal Loft
Chocolate-brown walls and global finds spice up this live-work loft for an interior designer in Quebec
"olate-brown walls and global finds spice up this live-work loft for an interior designer... later, and Atsaidis, an interior designer and project manager in Montreal, has transformed... her warm and creative personality, incorporating DIY projects with artifacts from her... travels and mementos from childhood. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Elena Atsaidis... Atsaidis and poodle mix Finnigan Location: Outremont neighborhood of Montreal Size:..."
Guest Picks: Nature-Loving Holiday Decor
Putting on the glitz not your style? Take a cue from Mother Nature with a white and brown palette that reflects the bare beauty outside
"white and brown palette that reflects the bare beauty outside... weather and bare trees. The sun breaking through the frosty skies and the first snow... relentless red and evergreen to me. Sometimes I like to celebrate the season with decor that... slumber and tucked under a blanket of snow, takes on a quiet, skeletal beauty. It is... stately and serene as the real thing. Hints of chestnut and chartreuse add a bit of..."
10 Evergreens for Beautiful Foliage All Year
Give your landscape consistent color and structure with the emeralds, chartreuses and blues of evergreen trees and shrubs
"color and structure with the emeralds, chartreuses and blues of evergreen trees and... blossoms and foliage. But in winter evergreens take the spotlight, delivering visual... shrubs and plants will keep your garden looking vibrant through even the coldest of... shape and size. I prune professionally, but this is a very fun and relaxing hobby... grow tall and cone shaped like a Christmas tree. Every spring the new growth is severely..."