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555 mass planting Ideabooks
Great Design Plant: Black Mondo Grass
"Friday planting this unusual low-maintenance grass... week’s plant pick features — you guessed it — a black plant. Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon... easy-to-grow plants out there. As with many perennial grasses, fall is a great time to... to plant black mondo grass. Opt for well-drained, humus-rich soil for a favorable... reading your plant tip posts Annie. If you're accepting requests, I would love to know..."
Great Design Plant: Winterberry Rouses Frosty Gardens
Energize dormant winter landscapes with this shrub's brilliant berries — and do right by hungry birds too
"that they plant the male (if you were planting a grouping) where it would not be seen... underutilized plant for the garden. As the previous owner of a garden center, I found that... just be planted nearby. One of my favorites! I love the red berries against the snow... picking plant material that meshes well with native soils or flat out grows "wild"... With plants like winterberry you have the benefit of supporting birds which is..."
Great Design Plant: Euphorbia
The daring colors and low water needs of this tropical plant make it a favorite for injecting life into tired landscapes year-round
"tropical plant make it a favorite for injecting life into tired landscapes year-round... Euphorbia is a plant for every season and all occasions. With more than 2,000 species identified... of the plant span millennia. And whether or not we realize, most of us spend every... with our plant knowledge, let's take a look at some of the more colorful species of... water plant but need to be so careful of the milky sap which can cause skin irritation..."
Great Design Plant: Walker's Low Catmint
Prolific purple blooms, fragrant leaves, and cold-hardiness makes this a go-to plant for almost any garden
"go-to plant for almost any garden... that most plants are beginning to shift gears to prepare for winter dormancy. As autumn... large-scale plantings without the mat-like effect associated with traditional groundcovers... all the plants to be misshapen. I am planning on planting one sacrificial plant without... plant! Cats are a nuisance with this plant. We have 12 along our tree lawn (pic... every plant looking for a suitible plant to chill out in, a process that was repeated..."
Great Design Plant: Canna 'Pretoria'
Plant this showstopping lily in your garden now for the lush feel of a tropical landscape all summer long
"Plant this showstopping lily in your garden now for the lush feel of a tropical landscape... exclamation plant, Sasha Newman of Little Miracles Designs suggests Canna 'Pretoria' because... flowers. Plant 'Pretoria' in early spring for a sensational tropical accent in your... banana plants Love this plant! Wherever I plant it, it grows and spreads in abundance... companion plants to complement rather than compete with the plant — textural plants with..."
Great Design Plant: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Consider this full, flowering shrub for year-round beauty in the garden as you plan your fall plantings
"landscape. The plant is a large shrub that's native to the southeastern United States, grows... thing this plant cannot tolerate. My mom planted them in full blasting sun in some rather... as this plant is always on display in an elegant understated kind of way. A previously... interest. Planting notes. Plant oakleaf hydrangeas in the fall, late spring or early... Remove the plant gently.2. Add enough soil to hold the plant in place, fill the hole with..."
Great Design Plant: Japanese Blood Grass
"host of plants — no thug in my garden at all. Gardeners farther south see blood grass... container plant! A fun plant with some great examples. The correct spelling is Imperata... a good plant for those of us trying to switch to drought-tolerant gardening. I was... climbers or plants with “bare knees” for a fun look. Used en masse, Japanese blood grass... circle. Plant blood grass in a circle within a planting of other low grasses. The..."
Great Design Plant: Wild Hyacinth for a Bolt of Blue
"stems by planting these bulbs before the ground freezes... saw this plant in England at the Chelsea Flower Show, where it was a standout in the... it is planted. It's certainly very pretty, but in order to help preserve our native... look when planted en masse; they make a strong vertical display that draws the eye. The... springWhen to plant: Late fall or winter Distinguishing traits. Large bulbs produce erect... catching when planted in naturalistic sweeps in meadows where other wildflowers, like prairie..."
Great Design Plant: Snowberry Pleases Year-Round
Bright spring foliage, pretty summer flowers, white berries in winter ... Symphoricarpos albus is a sight to behold in every season
"honey plant that produces a white honey. Here is a picture of snowberry planted along... not a plant that's on my list of got to have in my next house (just as well, as I... ornamental plants (peony, rhubarb before cooking, hydrange, hellebores, datura, euphorbia... of the plant's medicinal uses. Absolutely love the berries in arrangements, thanks... of the plant but several feet away all around it. It was established in the garden..."
Great Design Plant: Island Alumroot
Shade tolerance and resilience make this California native a natural for planting under oaks and other canopy trees
"natural for planting under oaks and other canopy trees... native plant! This is a real go-to plant for me when I am designing for dry shade... hardy plant! Thanks for again sharing the beauties and benefits of another marvelous... preferred planting beneath native oaks; oak leaves even make a great mulch. Mass it for... springWhen to plant: Divide clumps in spring or fall.Distinguishing traits. Maxima is one... a lush plant. It has dark to medium bright green foliage that is heart shaped with..."
Great Design Plant: Deer Grass
Give wildlife a snack and give yourself a break — this food-source grass is easygoing in many climates and conditions
"Plants should look good in the garden, but they should also do good too. Deer grass... undesirable plants, deer grass reminds us of humans' good deeds. The western United States... guides, plants that should grow in your region as well as plants that are native to... that your plant suggestions, while really stunning, are all geared to the south. more... cover plants that will not survive in the coastal south - where we garden. Thanks..."
10 Top Plants Native to the Desert Southwest
Get a thriving garden despite unforgiving conditions with these tough, unthirsty, sun-loving beauties
"irrigating plants in the Southwest. New plants will need more water until established... native plants do more than just grow in the desert’s often unforgiving environment... these plants is drought tolerant and adds beauty to the desert landscape. Plants... desert plants. Allow water to permeate down to at least 1½ to 2 feet deep and allow... for new plants that are three times the width of the root ball, which will help the..."
Great Design Plant: Giant Coneflower, a True Exclamation Point
Watch as towering stalks topped by yellow blossoms become a beacon for birds and insects in the midsummer garden
"petunia planted with a soft blue green native plant. It is hard to have fun in the... I will plant black and blue salvia because it is a superior plant to monarda. This... border plant, mixed with trumpet lilies, with daylilies in front. Oh no, daylilies... native plant, garden for wildlife kind of guy, and I think there must be lots of... native plant? Maybe some hot pink petunias. :-) James, try local independent nurseries..."
Great Design Plant: Pink Muhly Grass
"looser planting mix & more sun (many have been planted under tall trees.) Thanks for... wonderful plant. I do not think it will survive in Zone 5. Thanks for the feedback.... from one plant. I am in zone 7b. Is this considered invasive in Northern California... Invasive Plant Inventory Database so you can check in on other species that may be on... using this plant frequently & I was curious to read about it. I live in Newport Beach..."
Great Design Plant: Eastern Bluestar Wows in Fall
Get outstanding late-season color with this clumping perennial, perfect for a mixed border or to partially replace turf
", and plant masses of dwarf Amsonia 'Blue Ice' as a ground cover.Bluestar forms clumps... colorWhen to plant: Spring to fall Distinguishing traits. The chartreuse leaves make a great... gave the plant its common name. The delicate, star-shaped blooms seem to fortify the... nance plants like Amsonia and grasses. If you can't give up all of your lawn, at... palette of plants will appeal year-round.For a naturalistic border, combine bluestar with..."