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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: Veronica
Consider adaptable Veronica, or speedwell, for its colorful blooms, butterfly-drawing power and low maintenance requirements
"a good garden center to confirm; you may want to replace it with something less pesky... in my garden designs. One of my favorites is Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'... of my gardens. Nice! I'm not seeing that in the Denver Area market, so it must... Bateman Garden Design--thanks for the tip for northern CA, I'll try your spreading... a rock garden.Planting notes. Speedwell is easily grown in average garden soil that..."
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... Western Garden Book, among other botanical resources, list the common name for Calluna... Botanical gardens. The climate of Scotland (and Wales) is so different. Would love to..."
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 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... 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... Botanical Garden, the dark purple flowers of Purple Sensation appear to float above the..."
Great Design Plant: Golden Creeping Jenny
"additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they take to mature. But if you're looking... a grey garden! Be careful. It can take over a garden. Pretty in pots. I love it... garden, "A RAIN GARDEN" it removes run off water from the rain drain or street... "Secret Garden" effect. Pretty! I have it growing in my pond and it is quite happy... through your garden if you are not careful. I have it growing in various places including..."
Great Design Plant: Bald Cypress
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... 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... to my garden here in Southern California. I checked the local Osh and Home Depot..."
Great Design Plant: Rozanne Cranesbill
Try this vigorous scrambling beauty as a ground cover or container plant for captivating garden color all summer long
"captivating garden color all summer long... nance gardens, it is easy to dismiss this hardy geranium as just another perennial... Seattle garden. There are many different ways to use this perennial superstar. As... the rock garden, Rozanne would look right at home tumbling over boulders or stone walls... in a garden border. As a container specimen, it would make a dramatic statement... author gardens in? Trying to gage if G.rozeanne will do as well in my garden... I'm..."
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 Tree: Persian Ironwood
Great Design Plant: Hens-and-Chicks
"fuss-free garden color and character all year... 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... in rock gardens and planters, and in gaps between rocks, boulders or on garden walls..."
Great Design Plant: Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle
Looking for a versatile plant with beautiful color and texture? This unusual honeysuckle may be just the ticket
Great Design Plant: Plumbago
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