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Texture Talk: 4 Foliage Types for Distinctive Gardens
"textures for plants that stand out and a landscape that draws you in... items; for gardeners that means plants in the landscape. Foliage texture is what... in the landscape even when they are of similar size, shape or color.... Jocelyn for featuring Bliss photos in your article! Wonderful ideas, thank you! In... in the landscaping for my new home. I also love the black and white photo trick and... lovely ideas but please include zone information for each plant Very nice!..."
4 Gorgeous Garden Looks for a Narrow Planting Strip
Make a strong design statement in an unexpected place with these ideas for perimeter plantings, pocket gardens and more
"these ideas for perimeter plantings, pocket gardens and more... frame for the inner garden and home beyond. When you read how these designers and... savviest home gardener can struggle to see the potential in a narrow planting strip, and... pocket garden is on the outside of the fence, is it even worth bothering about? The... pocket gardens, you may be tempted to rethink the location of your own boundary fence... of the garden. Here are some photos. Good luck! Wow, thanks so much for the advice..."
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
"combine for a romantic front-yard garden that's deceptively low maintenance... is key for a romantic garden style; it calls for a happy mingling of flowers and foliage... spacing. Yet for this design to be considered easy care, the plant selection must also be... romantic garden is complete without fragrance, so the plant combination here includes... entry garden that leads you to the front door while tempting you to linger...."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Wonderful Plants for a Deer-Resistant Screen
Protect your privacy and keep deer at bay with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight
"problem garden area into a highlight... color for a beautiful focal point you will want to look at. In rural gardens deer... effort for the deer to penetrate, and they wander elsewhere to search for their treats... given for each plant, look for similar substitutes if one of these falls outside... Gardeners face many challenges. The need to screen neighboring houses is a common... into a garden highlight. Rather then build a barricade, add layers of deciduous and..."
Great Garden Combo: Planting for Fiery Color and Beautiful Wildlife
Draw winged wonders while maintaining a strong design aesthetic to please human visitors to your garden year-round
"pollinators for our gardens, and as such it is worth taking time to encourage them to visit... summer garden. While butterflies flit gracefully from flower to flower, their colorful... to plan for a succession of blooms over many months, and set these within a framework... Karen. The garden is absolutely beautiful. I see that you share my affinity for verbena... upon it for a feast. Thanks Jay-I didn't even know this had published! I think we..."
Great Garden Combo: 6 Beautiful Plants for a Shady, Wet Site
Transform a shade garden with moisture-loving golden grasses, textural leaves and a sprinkling of flowers
"shade garden with moisture-loving golden grasses, textural leaves and a sprinkling... nting for shade can be challenging enough; combine shade with soil that remains moist... experienced gardener shudder. Yet there are some stunning perennials, shrubs and even... This garden has been transformed into a cool, leafy glade through a combination... shade garden for wet conditions! I have just such a corner in my backyard. I would..."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Soft-Looking Plants for a Dry Climate
Weave a romantic tapestry with this drought-tolerant combination of plants as tough as they are lovely
"plants for tough gardens, and one of the hardest areas to plant is one with rapidly... gravel garden. It looked fabulous even after several months without rain or irrigation... in my landscape designs for No. California gardens. Love it with grasses. Here... Karen for the compliment and comments! Yes, I'm sure most gardeners/landscape p... us are gardeners today because someone took a few minutes to share a garden with a..."
Great Garden Combo: 5 High-Intensity Plants for High-Intensity Sun
Blend bold foliage and flowers to create a powerful combination that will hold its own even in the harsh light of midsummer
"sun, our gardens appear to change personality. The delicate pastel flowers of May and... leaving the garden looking tired and dull. There is an easy two-step solution to this... help your garden transition from one season to the next with ease, and second, select... smallest of gardens. Ninebark also takes hard pruning, or even 1/3 pruning, to keep it... thanks for reading even if I am from Seattle! The main intent here was to show how..."
Define Your Garden Softly With Planted Borders
Why make things hard for your garden's edges? Embrace a softer side by trading brick and concrete for shrubs, grasses and ground covers
"things hard for your garden's edges? Embrace a softer side by trading brick and concrete... concrete for shrubs, grasses and ground covers... medieval knot garden to Victorian displays of carpet bedding, delineation between landscape... important in garden design; defining lawn edges, pathways or paving from neatly planted... in our gardens today. Hardscaping materials such as brick, concrete and terra-cotta... contemporary gardens, and today we see a wide range of plants used. Let's look at some..."
10 Solutions for Soggy Soil
If a too-wet garden is raining on your parade, try these water-loving plants and other ideas for handling all of that H2O
"ideas for handling all of that H2O... too-wet garden is raining on your parade, try these water-loving plants and other ideas... drained garden has kept you from growing your favorite vegetables and flowers this... up on gardening just yet. While it is true that your choices are limited by a garden... turning your landscape into a lush and verdant oasis. Whether you’re building raised beds... making rain gardens draped with ferns and mosses, fall is the ideal time to give your saturated..."
Vegetable Growing Lessons From Longwood Gardens
"Get ideas for your own edible landscape from a Pennsylvania showpiece and teaching... great gardens in the world. The showpiece of Pierce DuPont, Longwood Gardens is... list of garden tours you absolutely must take. Longwood Gardens is not just an... exhibition garden; it's also a teaching and experimental garden. Case in point: the vegetable... ideas for your own yard from some of the trellising, fencing and spacing ideas from..."
Vertical Gardens Raise the Limits for Landscapes
Turn a small garden space into a towering success with an upward-bound collection of edible delights
"small garden space into a towering success with an upward-bound collection of edible... have room for a traditional vegetable garden layout, and fruit trees can leave no room... across your garden floor. Even in a large yard, a flat vegetable garden can be boring... your landscape, wherever they will do their best and contribute to your garden's... sunlight, for any other plants. The answer is to use every inch of space possible, and..."
Inspiring Winter Scenes From the Denver Botanic Gardens
Use seed heads, bare branches and grasses to design lovely garden displays when the ground is frozen
"lovely garden displays when the ground is frozen... allow for reinterpretation in our home landscape. Yet I found that this garden offered... winter garden. When we visit a large-scale public garden like this one, it is easy... Botanic Gardens last January on a day that was so cold, I thought I had flown to Alaska... frozen landscape. This wasn’t a case of a token clipped hedge or conifer to “provide... a few ideas to get you started...."
Garden Tour: Enchanting Greek Landscape
"Get Ideas for Mediterranean-Style Plantings on a Beautiful Paros Garden Stroll... that the Garden on Paros, designed by Carolyn Chadwick, was one of those gardens when... know a landscape is good when it appears as if it hasn't been designed at all, but... deliver a garden to her clients in Greece that would be "wild and peaceful, exciting... make this garden so unforgettably and effortlessly beautiful.... xeric garden - I'm so partial to lavender and ornamental garlic, as well as grasses..."
House, Meet Landscape: How Integrated Gardens Came to Be
Trace the roots of union between home and the great wild to get ideas for merging the two on your own homesite
"to get ideas for merging the two on your own homesite... English garden design has had on gardens throughout the Western world, cottage gardens... Crafts gardens come to mind. But the roots of some contemporary garden features can... English landscape gardens of William Kent, Humphrey Repton and Lancelot 'Capability'... of the landscape, achieved by allowing the gardens to reach to the walls of the house... to its garden in general was greatly changed. Their ideas still influence our gardens..."