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Great Design Plant: Ogon Spirea for Radiance and Texture
"shrub will light up your garden with its bright color and easygoing personality... lookout for easy-care shrubs with great foliage that are drought tolerant and deer... in my garden and one of the last to lose its leaves. Its wispy texture highlights... other garden plants, adding sparkle to softer shades and high contrast to richer... woodland garden and beneath a Katsura tree (Cercidophyllum japonicum) in a large mixed..."
Great Design Plant: Red-Hot Poker
You'll carry a torch for these spiky plants once you discover how their fiery-hued flowers can light up a landscape
"torch for these spiky plants once you discover how their fiery-hued flowers can light... if your garden needs a poke in the right direction, Red-Hot Poker (Kniphofia spp.)... my yard for it....too bad I'm in zone 3 :( I've seen these in my area and wondered... enough for here? Last year planted Indian Paint Brush, - which I believe is in... enough for that zone. I am in Central Ca, at about 4000ft elevation. They die down..."
5 Favorite White Roses for a Purely Beautiful Garden
"does your garden glow? With roses that look like light and smell divine... flower of light." Whether you're looking for a climbing rose to enhance your pergola... to any garden. In the language of flowers, white roses symbolize sincerity, purity... in the garden. They are doing well. I've had them for a few years now. There are gardenias... white rose for western Washington is Darlow's enigma, blooms continuously, disease free..."
6 Captivating Roses for an Alluringly Fragrant Garden
Perfume your garden with aromas from richly spicy to lightly sweet, without sacrificing an inch of color
"your garden with aromas from richly spicy to lightly sweet, without sacrificing... a rose for almost every garden (except where deer visit but even then if you can get... farm's garden. The view from my porch is now a wall of roses. Already looking for... thanks for the inspiration! Another good source of old garden / antique roses is The... will work for you. Zephirine Drouhin is an old garden thornless rose with a lovely..."
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..."
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
"e kin for a fraction of the work, Knock Out roses make even beginners look like garden... 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... growth for next year? for the lady wondering if she could cut back one of her roses..."
Great Design Plant: Veronica
Consider adaptable Veronica, or speedwell, for its colorful blooms, butterfly-drawing power and low maintenance requirements
"speedwell, for its colorful blooms, butterfly-drawing power and low maintenance requirements... something for everyone — multiple flower colors, multiple foliage textures and a variety... candidate for the problem Sigrid is experiencing. Thanks for your helpful comment. Thank... known for spreading? The thing I have spreads by roots. Sigrid, you may have a similar... a good garden center to confirm; you may want to replace it with something less pesky..."
7 Tropical Bulbs for a Summer Garden That Wows
"powerful heat for garden thrills with an exotic flair... useful for adding bold and dramatic colors and patterns to gardens anywhere; in temperate... replacements for gardeners in warmer climate zones, who can't grow typical springtime bulbs... bulbs for simplicity's sake. Warning: Flowering bulbs may be toxic if consumed,... my bog garden which is doing ok, although I think it would have preferred to winter... zone 7a garden and, although its leaves naturally died off after the first frost, it..."
7 Fall Beauties for Mild-Climate Container Gardens
We're talking long-term relationship: These showy shrubs will bring color to your container garden autumn after autumn
"in pots for several years, not just several weeks. For the biggest impact, buy a... California garden now | Regional garden guides... container gardening: *Start with good soil mix, commercial or homemade *Given that roots... roam far for moisture and nutrients, water more frequently, sometimes daily in hot weather;... day even for heat-lovers Here are seven fall-performing shrubs or small trees that make... enough for dwarf trees, berry bushes and all vegetables, including deep rooting varieties..."
5 Sensational Flowering Vines for Warm Climates
Splash your garden with bright tropical color from late summer through fall with these showy trailing and climbing beauties
"your garden with bright tropical color from late summer through fall with these... tropical garden is complete without those wild and crazy vines. They latch on where... grow them for one very good reason — the flowers, of course. Here are some of the showiest... indirect light with shade for afternoon heat. Will flourish with little care. http://www... Thanks for the tip. Interesting read. You could have added another vine, Dutchman's..."
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
"masse for an epic romance in your own garden... settings for some of the most romantic ones. And blanketing these moor landscapes in... Its used for whisky (btw whiskEy is Irish). The Scots will kill you for this faux pas... Garden Book, among other botanical resources, list the common name for Calluna vuglaris... heather gardens are beautiful. Thanks for the images. Just down the road a bit from... Mendo Bot Garden, in Gualala CA , is a large heather garden that can be seen from highway..."
The Case for Interior Courtyards
"g the Light and Air of the Outdoors to the Heart of Your Home... Thanks for this book...just another thing to lust for. ;) wow. Just wow. John, I... the idea for the interior court. It is predicated on bringing light to the center of... worth for the aesthetic value in exchange for square footage of living space. In... square foot for indoor courtyards? blondiecrowe - A good approximation for the extra cost... stairs and lights the wall is artistic in and of itself. This takes bringing nature inside..."
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... magnet for insects, particularly butterflies and nonstinging bees, it is also a host... plant for the monarch butterfly — a summer standby whose numbers are quickly dwindling... a hub for wildlife. A win-win!... sources for butterflies. For example here in Nebraska, when I plant Liatris ligulistylis..."
Great Design Plant: Golden Creeping Jenny
"cover for easy masses of gold and green in the garden... additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they take to mature. But if you're looking... it. It lights up a grey garden! Be careful. It can take over a garden. Pretty in... 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: Rozanne Cranesbill
Try this vigorous scrambling beauty as a ground cover or container plant for captivating garden color all summer long
"plant for captivating garden color all summer long... For those of us looking for lower-maintenance gardens, it is easy to dismiss this... 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... thing is for sure — you will return to the nursery to buy more...."