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Great Design Plant: Creeping Juniper Holds Its Ground
Add texture and evergreen interest to a layered garden with this low-maintenance, good-looking ground cover
"with this low-maintenance, good-looking ground cover... favorites for low maintenance and year-round good looks is creeping juniper, a low-growing... appeal'. Low junipers. Will def try that. thx We have this in our backyard from previous... initial landscaper too near the foundations. Once they get going, they really get going... is in landscape designs, voles (field mice) nesting under the branches can be a real..."
Pavers for the Perfect Patio and Path
"3 Landscape Designers Share Tips on Paver Materials, Installation and Cost... talked to 3 landscape designers on Houzz, who gave us the low-down on paver materials,... Huettl Landscape Drew Sivgals, founder of AMS Landscape Designs and Christina Bradley... can be a landscaping lifesavers. If you have a walkway, patio, driveway — or even just... Bradley, landscape designer at Slater Associates...."
Easy Herbs for Every Space
Resilient and forgiving, herbs like mint, thyme and rosemary are simple to grow and look great in both containers and landscape designs
"generally low maintenance and fit in well with any landscape design. Rosemary and lavender... other landscape shrubs, while thyme and chamomile are great ground covers. Other... indoor landscape. A traditional herb garden, whether a series of raised beds or... in the landscape. One classic herb garden design is that of small beds with brick... reflect the landscape beyond the patio edge. A cloister garden is a traditional approach..."
Great Design Plant: Red Yucca Spikes Dry Spots With Color
Neither heat nor cold nor lack of water fazes this flowering succulent, which adds spiky texture to Southwestern landscapes
"tolerance and low maintenance, and you've got red yucca. It has all these traits packaged... Southwestern landscapes. In spring coral-colored flowers are borne aloft on tall stalks... used in landscape plantings with other drought tolerant plants along the highways and... requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun to filtered shadeMature size: 3 to 4 feet wide... to the landscape. It does best in the well-drained, slightly alkaline soil prevalent..."
Great Design Plant: Cabbage Tree
Happiest in plentiful sun, this tropical-looking tree gives a pool area or backyard landscape an exotic view all summer long
"backyard landscape an exotic view all summer long... is a low-water, sun-loving New Zealand native impaling landscapes with color and... in the landscape, but they can come with big price tags. For a more affordable alternative... reaching as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Poolside landscapes and coastal gardens commonly... Green Landscape Architecture), have become especially popular in cultivation. Di..."
Great Design Plant: Firecracker Penstemon
Ignite a winter landscape with color and draw hummingbird visitors with this unfussy drought-tolerant perennial
"winter landscape with color and draw hummingbird visitors with this unfussy droug... by any landscape that has firecracker penstemon (Penstemon eatonii) and you can't... beautiful, low-maintenance perennial brings a welcome splash of color to brighten a winter... requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 1 to 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall... winter landscape? Especially when there is not much else in bloom. Another bonus is..."
Gardening Solutions for Dry, Sandy Soils
Has your desert or beachy site withered your gardening creativity? Try these ideas for a beautiful, easy-care landscape
"sandiest landscapes — like deserts and beaches — planted sparsely with drought-tolerant... planted landscape. Before you start, perform a simple texture-based soil test to... garden for low maintenance and gorgeous looks.... relationships. Landscape architects and designers are skilled at understanding these color... for your landscape is an easier way to garden with sandy soil. See more good plants... xeriscape landscapes integrate stones as sculptural elements, adding interest to sparse..."
Great Design Plant: Blue Chalk Sticks
"firewise landscaping. The staff at Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture can’t get... it’s a low water user and perfect for our climate.”... requirement: Low water needs but tolerant of regular irrigation; don’t overwaterSun requirement:... Walker's Low CatmintGreat Design Plant: Slipper PlantGreat Design Plant: New Zealand..."
We Can Dream: The Ultimate Lakeside Getaway
This 10-sided cabin keeps a low profile on an idyllic Lake Pend Oreille setting, even as its architecture stands on its own
"keeps a low profile on an idyllic Lake Pend Oreille setting, even as its architecture... profile low." For sure there are legitimate and larger public needs to consider. This... keep a "low" profile, then perhaps a reconsideration was in order. I like the restraint... into the landscape. It is very modest and unobtrusive and actually looks like it might... with the landscape I'm afraid the expensive green roof and the siding material missed..."
Great Design Plant: Velvety Dwarf Bottlebrush Beckons a Touch
Brilliant red blooms and inviting textures will capture your heart, but the low maintenance and small size will win over your practical side
"but the low maintenance and small size will win over your practical side... about many landscaping "hits & misses". We spent much money on the misses, but have... Our landscaper recommended we plant them to provide a privacy screen. They look... delight on a low wall or on the very edge of pathways. The other huge plus is it attracts... requirement: Low once establishedLight requirement: Full sun but tolerates some shadeMature..."
Great Design Plant: Cotoneaster Lacteus
Parney cotoneaster is a low-maintenance, four-season shrub that offers great foliage, spring flowers and jewel-like berries
"is a low-maintenance, four-season shrub that offers great foliage, spring flowers... essential landscape plant in my NorCal Zone 9 gardens irrigated by drip irrigation. In... practice of Landscape Architecture in the Bay Area (central, coastal California). I had... the very low Cotoneaster 'Streibs Finding' in situations that call for a very tough... Average to lowLight requirement: Full sun to dappled shadeMature size: 8 to 10 feet tall..."
Great Design Plan: Zagreb Tickseed Takes Care of Itself (Almost)
Get colorful drama along with deer resistance, drought tolerance and low maintenance — plus a butterfly or two
"tolerance and low maintenance — plus a butterfly or two... -Fall-Landscape-Scene-That-Lasts Such a beautiful garden! I just planted another... Trilliums Landscaping & Horticulture - thanks for the info on the caterpillars. I will... Average to lowLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 2 feet tall and wide but will spread... (mostly); low maintenance; drought tolerant; tolerates poor soilSeasonal interest: Midsummer..."
Great Design Plant: Valentine Bush for Heartfelt Winter Color
"color to landscapes throughout the Southwest. Flowers begin to appear around Christmas... this low-maintenance shrub thrives in hot, dry climates, making it the perfect shrub... a new landscape service and I am pleased to know they are going to stop trimming... requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wideBenefits... the arid landscapes of the United States. The foliage of ‘Valentine’ consists of tiny..."
How I Learned to Be an Imperfect Gardener
Letting go can lead to a deeper level of gardening and a richer relationship with the landscape. Here's how one nature lover did it
"with the landscape. Here's how one nature lover did it... my new landscape — the first large garden I had ever created from scratch. I was making... Kneeling down low I saw fat caterpillars moving carefully across thin stems, hanging down... but my landscape has also taken a spot on a backburner. We have 8 acres and an old... anchor the landscape and are the bones with which you can add the sinew (pathways) and... in her landscape with me around, and so I knew nothing when I started. But I love..."
Drought-tolerant plants and efficient irrigation form the heart of ecofriendly xeriscape landscaping
"s are low-water landscape designs that offer attractive and environment-friendly... interest to low-water gardens.Browse more photos of low-water, low-maintenance xeriscapes... gardens and landscapes are popular in dry regions, where naturally unthirsty plants thrive... xeriscape landscaping..."