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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... 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: 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... into the house as cut flowers they might smell like onions. I wonder? I have to plant... 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..."
Great Design Plant: Scotch Heather
The moors aren't all moody, as this prettily colored evergreen shrub proves. Plant it en masse for an epic romance in your own garden
"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... country house. Arrrghhh!!!!! ! PLEASE get it right, I can't even read this post. It... Western Garden Book, among other botanical resources, list the common name for Calluna..."
Great Design Plant: Milkweed
Quit cringing. This not-weed plant is a sight to behold in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and is a magnet for butterflies
"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... and new housing developments are built, and more chemicals are being sprayed. Not only... 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..."
Great Design Plant: Hens-and-Chicks
"fuss-free garden color and character all year... Kaufmann House is your aesthetic ideal but your climate is more like that of Pennsylvania's... eve of a house....a very dry area.....limited sun. This is the only dry place I have... 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..."
Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.'s Vegetable Whisperer
See how a screened garden house and raised beds help an edible garden in a Los Angeles canyon thrive
"screened garden house and raised beds help an edible garden in a Los Angeles canyon... and a garden house Location: Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles Size: 448 square... feet (the garden house is 28 feet long and 16 feet wide)... edible garden is a thing of beauty. It’s personal, and like singing a song, there... happy gardening Fantastic article and garden house. always fantasizes about doing... sunny gardening in LA area. Love the screened house like garden area, much easier..."
Modern Masters Inspire a Glass Garden House
Distilled down to structural steel and glass, this greenhouse and tearoom in Massachusetts is tops in elegance
"the main house, and the couple wanted to create a modern but unobtrusive space for... entertaining, gardening and gathering. They hired architect Colin Flavin to design a structure... Farnsworth house, architect Mies Van der Rohe. It's a house I think anyone interested... green house. It is a glass house--with some gorgeous bonsai. Simple ,Elegent and... nice garden house woooow nice... I adore this. Wondering how much it cost. looks..."
10 Native Wildflowers to Beautify Your Winter Garden
They stand strong in wind, feed wildlife and are easy to grow. But you may want to add these plants for their looks alone
"winter garden, because the benefits are enormous: seeds and cover for wildlife, litter... winter garden can be gorgeous, even as gorgeous as the summer one. In fact, I now... summer garden with all those gooey gumdrop, sugary flowers giving me sensory overload... winter garden worth putting on gloves, scarves, hats, thermal underwear and snowshoes... old farm house and passed some of them along to me. Glad she did, she's gone now, but..."
Great Design Plant: Symphyotrichum Novae-Angliae Ushers in Fall
With bold purple flowers easily accessible to pollinators, New England aster offers loads of interest in the autumn garden
"pollinator gardens, rain gardens or traditional perennial borders, or at pond edges, where... the fall garden. Vibrant purple petals and contrasting yellow to orange centers are... to both gardeners and pollinators. With pollinators needing a continuous supply of... merrily. A house my parents had purchased had a garden that had been completely neglected... traditional garden plants one found at nurseries, that they found under the overgrowth..."
Great Design Plant: Aromatic Aster Keeps on Blooming
"in my garden, from shade lovers to sun lovers, drought tolerators and rain garden... around my house. These native prairie species are easier for me to care for. They tolerate... 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..."
Great Design Plant: Wild Bergamot, Friend of Foragers
Nourish butterflies and other winged creatures with the tubular flowers of Monarda fistulosa, a pretty pink native
"pollinator gardens, perennial borders and informal meadow or prairie plantings. Its bushy... in your garden and watch the constant flurry of winged friends visiting wild bergamot... in the garden? It's the decisive factor for many people when planning a garden. See... butterfly garden and was a smashing success with a wide variety of butterflies and bees... Rendezvous garden Flowers for Rendezvous Thanks, everyone, for all your info. I really..."
Great Design Plant: Poppy Mallow Wakes Up Hot Garden Spots
Give a dry and sunny garden a jolt of violet-pink color summer to fall — and watch bees and butterflies flock to the nectar
"sunny garden a jolt of violet-pink color summer to fall — and watch bees and butterflies... in my garden, much more so than the companion plants suggested in this article. My... border garden along our driveway, full sun. It would shoot runners in among all the... of new house. I have to keep a wire box over my remaining poppy mallow here in Dallas;... traditional gardens, prairie gardens and xeriscapes, poppy mallow looks beautiful winding..."
Great Design Plant: Carol Mackie Daphne
With a sweet, strong fragrance and white flowers that fade to pink, this garden standout has feminine wiles to match its name
"this garden standout has feminine wiles to match its name... small gardens, where plant selection must be especially fine-tuned. What’s not to... my new house.... i love my carol mackie... especially in the spring when the evening... through my garden and out onto the sidewalk (where passersby stop in their tracks to to... semishaded garden as an accent plant, an informal hedge or a foundation plant. Plant..."
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... back,the house you see is the spring house that I have rehabbed. Spring is here! I love... shade garden. And the leaf is not shabby either. As a landscape designer I get to... woodland type gardens where there are already blue flowering perennials like Brunnera and..."
Great Design Plant: Indian Grass
Bring whispers of prairie winds to your garden with this swaying native grass that stands tall all winter
"to your garden with this swaying native grass that stands tall all winter... a warm house and echoing the garden's summer glory. Birds often take shelter under... in the garden, grass is the next best thing — as the wind blows through Indian grass... glory. Gardens can be just as alive and dynamic in winter, which is one reason to..."