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5 Easy Plants for a Romantic Entry Garden
Abundant flowers, a heady fragrance and striking foliage combine for a romantic front-yard garden that's deceptively low maintenance
"romantic front-yard garden that's deceptively low maintenance... entry garden that leads you to the front door while tempting you to linger.... romantic garden style; it calls for a happy mingling of flowers and foliage rather than... romantic garden is complete without fragrance, so the plant combination here includes... to the front door. Even when the lavender is not in bloom, casual brushing against... zone 5 garden, in which the previous owners allowed anything invasive to take over..."
Great Design Plant: Knock Out Roses
As glorious as their high-maintenance kin for a fraction of the work, Knock Out roses make even beginners look like garden stars
"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... bushes in front and replace them with a more varied garden this spring.... through your garden. I too am having lots of trouble with black spot on my knockouts. I..."
9 Ways to Enjoy Gardening More This Summer
"biggest gardening trend for 2011 is gardening itself. People who were formerly afraid... learning that gardening is not rocket science, that it's rewarding, can be done in a small... take the garden to unexpected places and new heights. Are you doing anything new with... with your garden this year? Tell us about it below!... front_yard_vegetable_gardens I have a small garden in my villa. I love flower, your... and his gardening partner have used them for years in the gardens they designed. They..."
Great Design Plant: Sedum (Stonecrop)
Terrific at filling gaps and in a wide range of colors and shapes, sedum is a hearty problem solver in the garden
"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 Tree: Persian Ironwood
Great Design Plant: Coreopsis 'Redshift'
Breaking with its pure-yellow past, Redshift will change up a bland garden with its hot new color combo
"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 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
"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... tall in front of it. Their cut flowers are great! Any suggestions where to find this... a rock garden, where its preference for well-drained and light soil will come in handy..."
Great Design Tree: Star Magnolia
"eyes and gardens inspired year-round. Browse landscape designs | More great design... in my front yard that is sprouting buds already. I do love this tree and its gorgeous... beautiful gardens with us. I look forward to seeing more as spring draws nearer. Tres... winter garden. You can use star magnolia as a specimen tree in settings where space... urban gardens. In summer, after the flowers have faded, small elliptic leaves emerge..."
Give Your Garden a Gate Mate
Keep pests at bay and boost privacy and protection on the home front with a stylish gate for your backyard, driveway or entry
"the home front with a stylish gate for your backyard, driveway or entry... of your garden? Or nosy neighbors? Or maybe you just need privacy in your backyard... roses in front of fence, but the gate... the first one might do.... balance the front door. If you need serious privacy, nothing says "Do not enter" like a... frame the garden, or a serious one to keep our vermin and unwanted visitors, the options..."
Great Design Plant: Russian Sage
Silvery stems in winter and a haze of purple blooms in spring and summer make this spiky plant a year-round performer in the garden
"summer gardens, and Russian sage, a particularly popular spiky specimen, stands above... by my front walk. We cut it waaaaay back every fall, but it still needs considerable... in the gardens of our home before we bought it. It appeared to have grown unchecked... overtake the garden. That said, it is beautiful when it blooms if you can keep it in check... zone 6 garden. Maybe the soil is too fertile? I am a bit confused by the zones given..."
Great Design Plant: Aromatic Aster Keeps on Blooming
"in my garden, from shade lovers to sun lovers, drought tolerators and rain garden... shade garden, and was unaware of so many varieties for various growing conditions... books and gardens. My mother gave me some asters and told me to chop them down to 4 to... took the garden shears to 90% of them and now wish I did the other 10%, too, because... or as a front-of-the-border plant in a more formal design. Planting notes. Give it..."
7 Finishing Touches for a Thoughtful Front Yard
"about the front of your house, it's even more important. The front yard is what everyone... finished front yard that says, "Welcome."... details of a garden. In the attached photo, the warm tones of the phormium blossom subtly... vivid front door. Both are a great contrast to the stainless steel house numbers... in the front lawn by the sidewalk..>:( http://www.atomicindy.com/2010/04/mid-cen... of my front yard, the pumphouse is always a landscaping eyesore. Mine is 8 ft tall..."
Great Design Plant: Lungwort
Yes, the name is unfortunate. But the flowers and foliage are delightful, and this perennial is easy to grow and shunned by deer
"cottage garden favorite, this easy-care perennial has it all. Whether you need an... shade garden, a unique foliage plant for a sunny border or an early-blooming treat... shade garden. And the leaf is not shabby either. As a landscape designer I get to... F. in front along with Hakonachloa,"wild" geraniums, Holly ferns,Heucheras,Astilbe... of the front and one of the back - in the back,the house you see is the spring house..."
Great Design Plant: Sun-Loving Ninebark Puts on a Color Show
This tall, dark and handsome native shrub is equally at home in jeans and boots or in a suit and tie
"sun-loving garden. Thanks to the introduction of recent cultivars, the ninebark now sports... compact for front-of-the-border use, shows off in early summer with small clusters of white... As a garden designer I've never quite understood why it is not more commonly used... to your garden. Let's get started.... of my garden where I have a mix of coneflowers in front of it and in front of that... part of gardeners is definitely a part of being a responsible and mature gardener but..."
6 Driveway Looks Take Landscapes Along for the Ride
"design a front yard that makes your driveway its own destination... part of garden design, considered more utilitarian than something worthy of our attention;... designing gardens that flank a driveway or service road can have its challenges, but... creating a garden. Then there is the question of how to connect the design and plant palette... comes, her gardeners rake up all the stone and they store it until after the snows are..."