298 exotic garden Stories
5 Exotic Rose Colors for a Beautifully Different Garden
Give red a rest. Let these daring hues take the spotlight instead for a rose garden that turns heads
"a rose garden that turns heads... these exotically colored roses start with the more typical pink, red or white hues... -Rose-Garden-in-Pots Im in weatherford texas, where can i buy some of these. Yummy... Southern rose garden designs too! See our latest project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/... to your garden. 'Purple Rain' is a hybrid tea rose that offers a saturated purple-pink... bloom for gardeners in zones 6 to 9. Although it's a small bush (2 1/2 feet tall) with..."
Garden-Friendly Native Alternatives to Overplanted Exotics
There are lots of gorgeous, wildlife-friendly native plants ready to make an appearance in your garden
"that make gardening easier, but what’s the fun in using the same plant over and over... these exotic plants, why can’t we use similar-performing natives that support a greater... nonnative exotics they are replacing and will thrive in almost exactly the same conditions... call our garden the "Home Depot Garden." It was planted by the previous owners, and... start to garden again. It will be a big undertaking, as 99% of our gardens are gone..."
3 Exotic Flowers From the South African Wild
Add an enticing note to a garden border or patio container with these sophisticated and memorable African plants
"note to a garden border or patio container with these sophisticated and memorable African... those exotic plants, however, remain in my repertoire as a garden designer. Beyond... of hard gardening work, I set off for an internship at the famed Kirstenbosch National... Botanical Garden, in Cape Town, South Africa. I might have returned totally broke and... overgrown garden (it had been lost for over a decade) I found these enormous bulbs and..."
Go for a Greenhouse Effect With an Exotic Conservatory
Cultivate a rarified hothouse feel with or without all-glass walls; these inspiration photos and product picks show you how
"collect exotic items gathered during travels. Think small taxidermic pieces, pinned... love of gardening. Every single one I've ever been in here? TOO HOT!! : ) Thanks, Jan... outside gardening staff keeps all those windows sparkling. Just kidding. Love the... include exotic touches, like the Moroccan pouf, and a nod to the natural world with... create that exotic-collections vibe. Think Darwin. A conservatory is the perfect place..."
Guest Picks: Jet-Set Decorating Goes Gypsy Exotic
Get the look of worldly bohemian design without the jet lag, with these rich yet relaxed furnishings and accessories
"onal, exotic flair of the bohemian lifestyle with the European polish of the glamorous... fabrics and exotic, natural touches. Here's a collection of my favorite gypset-style pieces... House and Garden magazine? That was October 1996. It felt fresh back then, but I guess... touch of exotic glamour, whether used as rugs, blankets or wall hangings. Keep organized... floral with exotic boho flair.Next: My Houzz: Collective Spirit in a Boho Bungalow This..."
My Houzz: Urban Goes Exotic in a Montreal Artist's Home
Found treasures from around the world mix with reinvented furnishings and natural artifacts in this amazingly creative space
"e and exotic feel of this home, the shell is amazing Bonjour, So full of life and... the zen garden, and I'm intrigued by the clamshell. But this home looks a little too... front garden and vivid redbrick facade echo the exotic elements within. Dumas' favorite... this Zen garden space, Dumas designed this lounge chair, which is made of used bicycle..."
My Houzz: Exotic Laguna Beach Family Home
Colorful textiles and earthy, understated decor set off the ocean view at this Mediterranean hillside home in Southern California
"in the garden, reading a book. What a pretty home. Especially love that headboard... space an exotic feel. We love to travel, and it reminds us of French island living,"... secret garden patio downstairs is nestled into hedges with tiny pebbles that crunch... European garden. "What makes this home special is that you have different experiences..."
Book Tour: Exotic Taste — Orientalist Interiors
"hours, but Exotic Taste provides much more than design eye candy. Written by art historian... Walter, Exotic Taste explores Asian and Middle Eastern influences on interior design... world. Exotic Taste explores the history and elements of this genre by region. The... Insects, exotic birds, animals, pagodas, and people in costumes cover the walls of this... palaces and gardens of The Thousand and One Nights, of the very foundations of the fascination..."
My Houzz: Contemporary Meets Exotic in a Dallas Ranch House
From a lushly landscaped pool area to dark woods and cheetah prints inside, this 1950s brick ranch home shows an island spirit
7 Tropical Bulbs for a Summer Garden That Wows
"heat for garden thrills with an exotic flair... patterns to gardens anywhere; in temperate regions they can be dug up in fall and replanted... s for gardeners in warmer climate zones, who can't grow typical springtime bulbs... my bog garden which is doing ok, although I think it would have preferred to winter... zone 7a garden and, although its leaves naturally died off after the first frost, it... over your garden. Gingers(Alpinia, Hedychium, Curcuma etc.) If the exotic blooms of gingers..."
Great Design Plant: Alphonse Karr Bamboo
Bamboo gets a bad rap in the garden, but this clumping variety creates an exotic landscape look with less aggressiveness
"in the garden, but this clumping variety creates an exotic landscape look with less... in your garden. It receives negative reviews because it can easily dominate a landscape... in the garden, serves as a living and textural alternative to a fence and will pretty... of this exotic grass. More great design plants... Your garden, your neighbors and your house will thank you. Don't plant bamboo ANYWHERE... on your garden zone. One that is invasive in a warmer region may be perfectly fine..."
Great Design Plant: Cabbage Tree
Happiest in plentiful sun, this tropical-looking tree gives a pool area or backyard landscape an exotic view all summer long
"landscape an exotic view all summer long... Garden sculptures and ornaments are treasures in the landscape, but they can come... on the garden as the sun beats its way across the sky.... in our garden, including the self-seeding ones that are hard to kill. They tolerate... into the garden, unfortunately we had the worst winter in 50 years that shut down the... natural garden companions. Notice the resemblance between the cordyline and the agave..."
7 Delightfully Different Bulbs for Your Spring Garden
"a more exotic spring garden that draws applause... appealing for gardening, it's easy to put thoughts about your garden on hold and focus on... into your garden to bring joy in the year to come. Most garden suppliers stock the... the more exotic options available. Bulbs come from all over the world and have strikingly... bring your garden to life in the spring with these unique bulb options. How to landscape... in my garden is Allium schubertii. Its bloom is 12 inches across and it looks spectacular..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds... residential garden as well. If you've decided to include a water garden in your landscape... backdrops to exotic resort destinations — but how and where does papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)... aquatic gardens, owing to its natural habitat. Allow the plant to form a mass in order... in rain gardens or along dry riverbeds. You can even plant papyrus in containers for..."
Great Design Plant: Milk Bush
With a rubbery texture and cartoon-like branches, this succulent brings an unusual, exotic energy to landscapes and container gardens
"unusual, exotic energy to landscapes and container gardens... clean-textured garden accents, adding modern funk and humor to your planting palette. Milk... g and exotic — even in the realm of succulents. Caution: Be sure to avoid direct... of this exotic garden and home Planting notes. Plant it directly in the ground, in... in the garden — the form contrasts other rosette-shape succulents and the rubbery... all-succulent garden and textural and structural shape to mixed foliage beds.See more of..."