538 mass planting Ideabooks
Great Plant: New Zealand Wind Grass
"actually just planted my front garden with this plant. Looks amazing against the straight... all 15 plants. anyone know if you can get this plant in Western Australia? This plant... happy planting. I started working on the landscaping plan this week, and this plant... native plants. I live in Connecticut, USA . Would you suggest this grass and where... specimen plant, background massing, or even strictly for its textural contrast, this..."
Great Design Plant: Hubricht's Bluestar
Billowy, willowy, and with blooms in three seasons, Bluestar makes a cooling, breezy impression in the landscape
"foliageWhen to plant: Plant seeds in spring or fall; divide in spring Distinguishing traits... garden. Mass for optimum effect. Planting notes. Bluestar can pretty much be left to... over if planted in too much shade. A long-lived plant, Bluestar looks best after a... other plants. More: Great design flowers and plants, grasses and trees.... clumping plant that becomes showier and more attractive with age. Petite sky-blue flowers..."
Top 10 Plants for Minimum Effort and Maximum Impact
"gorgeous plants that cope with very little TLC for an almost-maintenance-free garden... easy-care plants, but finding those that also look good can be a lot more difficult.... performers – plants that are big on interest but need little care. Of course, all plants... These plants, in no particular order, will still put on a stunning show with minimum... stunning planted with a wide range of plants including the grasses and flowering perennials..."
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
"care, the plant selection must also be well behaved — no flopping allowed, and minimal... so the plant combination here includes lavender to flank the pathway that leads to... taller plantings. I planted some Powis Castle, arborscens near the artemesia schmiditana... these plants and they are all lovely. I will put a special word in for gaura lindheimeri... these plants are? You asked the right person - I have marauding deer throughout..."
Great Design Plant: Donkey Spurge
Yes, there's the awful name, plus the sap issue. But this plant's foliage and flowers bring something special to Eastern U.S. gardens
"But this plant's foliage and flowers bring something special to Eastern U.S. gardens... but the plant is quite pretty in its own quirky way. It is a wonderful gray-green... wonderful plant that has been saddled with such an awful name and try to give a little... When the plant is broken, its milky white sap can cause a rash somewhat akin to poison... in rare plant conservation in Colorado, and this plant (along with some of its cousins..."
Great Design Plant: Lavender Cotton
Sun-loving santolina can take the summer heat, brightening up any garden style with bursts of yellow blossoms
"leave plants scorched and depleted by late summer, making for a tired-looking garden... because this plant can take the heat.... tough plant. I love the scent of the foliage and the charming little yellow flowers... green plant placed in front of it! I've been looking for a replacement for stachys... to plant: Plant seedlings in early summer; divide in spring or fall Distinguishing... wild. Planted en masse alongside ornamental alliums (Allium spp) and lavender shrubs..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"be the plant for you. What could be better in the oppressive heat of summer than the... papyrus plants swaying in the breeze?... winterWhen to plant: Plant seedlings and divide in spring Distinguishing traits. Papyrus... Allow the plant to form a mass in order to create a soft and natural focal point alongside... that you plant it along large water features or plant it in a container and then put... marginal plant and doesn’t grow well in deep water like water lilies will. Plant it..."
6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting
Don't hang up your spade after summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show
"summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show... start by planting spectacular bulbs this fall. Some add much-anticipated color to the... location, plant according to package directions, add a light sprinkling of 10-10-10... them, plant them at a distance from where you walk. Just sayin'....... I saw all... lovely. I planted alliums two years ago. The first year they were great...many blooms..."
Great Design Plant: Purple Prairie Clover
"soil, so planting this perennial is a beautiful way to add fertility to a naturalized... (wonderful) plant guides! About this plant specifically: it is safe for rabbits, cattle... on the plants that the deer love. I usually use this product on the plants fronting... that this plant is an important food source for many animals, not just rabbits! You... list of plants that are poisonous for dogs. However, it is also not on the ASPCA list..."
Great Design Plant: California Fuchsia Brings Color and Hummingbirds
"and the plant depends on them for pollination. Explore more flowers | Garden ideas... public planting along a bike path. Long narrow strips are planted with two different... where you plant it as it will choke out smaller plants nearby. Perhaps in dryer climes... great plant. The city of Lafayette in Northern California recently did a beautiful... favorite plants, both in the wild and in my garden. I am in zone 4b and have several..."
Great Design Plant: Wildlife-Loving Dwarf Fothergilla Blazes in Fall
Its bottlebrush flowers attract bees and butterflies, while its stunning orange and scarlet foliage draws all who pass by
"of the plants in it attract beneficial pollinators and support insect larvae. One... watch for plants that, in addition to desirable appearance, hit the trifecta of being... love this plant. Even with its suckering. I just cut those, dig them up and move them... resistant plants for what that's worth. I think it is worth a try. I have not found... when I planted it for a client. If you want to try it, perhaps locate it behind a..."
Great Design Plant: Feather Reed Grass
"to your planting plan, this one's an easy choice.... ly, a mass planting of these grasses is an obvious design solution for filling open... container plant as well as a key floral arrangement ingredient. Before you plant. As... Design Plant: Blue Chalk SticksGreat Design Plant: New Zealand Wind GrassOrnamental... a row planting of these grasses is a great way to add order without creating too... this plant can serve as an effective screen solution if you are looking to block..."
Great Design Plant: Fringe Flower's Star Rises
Thank plant breeders for all the exciting new variations of this useful and easygoing flowering shrub
"Thank plant breeders for all the exciting new variations of this useful and easygoing... to the plant breeders responsible for all the exciting new colors, shapes and sizes... and so I planted mine against my metal pole barn in full sun! The plants (two white... landscaper planted a fringe tree in our part-sun back yard in central Ohio (zone 6) and... lightly. Mass plants together for medium-high ground. Let one grow to full height as..."
Great Native Plant: Baptisia
Bring beneficial bee pollinators with this drought-tolerant perennial that looks like a shrub and acts like a flower
"cut down plants in March and use them as free mulch. Hollow-stemmed plant cuttings can... fantastic plants. Highly recommend. Saw this plant before,but never knew its other... Want to plant few in my backyard. Oh! This is the plant we inherited in our yard.... on the plant did send up shoots elsewhere in the bed where it was planted, but was... for the plants to reach a nice size. I've never had to stake my plants (6 years now)..."
Great Design Plant: Purple Fountain Grass
"but this plant is an expensive plant to get from the plant shop but i love this plant... violet plant called planted with the Purple Grass and Lime Green Sweet Potato. It... places to plant it. Looks great contrasting with limes and pinks. Beautiful grasses,... British plant nurseries. An alternative to P setaceum is P alopecuroides 'Hameln'... indoor plant and it is the talking point Have used purple fountain grasses as the..."