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Pathway Plantings That Please the Senses
"succulents for landscapes Soften stone steps and their surroundings with low alpine perennials..."
Out in the Yard: 10 Private Retreats
Escaping to your garden for some relaxation after a long day at the office sounds like the start of a perfect evening, doesn't it? Most backyards and patios tend to have a table to eat at or bench to sit on, but many lack an area that has been specifically...
Make Your Roses Even More Beautiful With These Companion Plants
Companion planting simply means that some plants can, and should, be planted together to create a beautiful and healthy garden. When choosing companion plants for your roses, opt for ones that have the same sun and water requirements first, and then choose...
7 Evergreen Wonders of the Plant World
The importance of green space in our urban environments, as much as in our private lives, is at the forefront of our minds now more than ever. Street curbs are being turned into rain...
Great Design Plant: Saucer Magnolia
A specimen tree that's unique and attractive, and offers year-round interest, makes sense in a garden; it's useful, hardworking and will perform season after season. Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) performs most notably in one season...
5 Easy Plants for a Romantic Entry Garden
Exuberance is key for a romantic garden style; it calls for a happy mingling of flowers and foliage rather than regimented spacing. Yet for this design to be considered easy care, the plant selection must also be well behaved — no flopping allowed,...
See Chelsea Flower Show Ideas Flourishing in a Real Backyard
In May 2013 the renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrated its centenary and once again gave us a wonderful spectacle of horticulture and garden design at its best. But do...
Take a Mini Springtime Tour of Monet's Giverny Gardens
I made a pilgrimage of sorts recently, not to a holy shrine or statuesque cathedral, but to a piece of land that inspired the great impressionist painter Claude Monet: Giverny, in northern France. It was here that he set up his easel and paints, where...
11 Perfect Plants for a Moonlit Garden — in Pots
Most summer gardens must be seen in the daylight for us to truly appreciate their beauty. But if you love to spend your summer nights outdoors, a moon garden can help you create an outdoor space that's just as enjoyable in the starlight as it is in the...
Great Garden Combo: 6 Beautiful Plants for a Shady, Wet Site
Planting for shade can be challenging enough; combine shade with soil that remains moist or even wet year-round, and it's enough to make even an experienced gardener shudder. Yet there are some stunning perennials, shrubs and even trees that...
Garden Color: Lighten and Brighten With Yellow
During the flower-power days of the 1960s, Donovan sang about “being mad about saffron” in his hit song Mellow Yellow. Are we still mad about yellow in our gardens, and can it be mellow? Nature commonly uses yellow, with spring flowers like...
8 European-Style Patios That Invite and Charm
When summer's in full swing, there is nothing Europeans like to do more than get outside, soak up some sunshine and enjoy some al fresco dining. No matter how small their home might be (and European homes often are quite small) you will always find Europeans...
Vegetables and Flowers Mix in Beautiful Edible Gardens
Expanses of ornamentals planted principally for aesthetics in days past were to be found exclusively in the gardens of the wealthiest land baron or royal. There was little value for the average citizen in spending time and resources cultivating...
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