DESIGN YOUR HOME
2012 planted wall Ideabooks
40 Great Gifts for Gardeners
"planning for planting season, and others are just objects that those who love plants will... difference in plant health is amazing, year after year... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wi... some hold plants. Makes the garden more interesting. Emily, I'm so with you, I am CONSTANTLY... could also plant a virtual flower (starting at $5) for charity for a garden lover without... you’ll be planting the best kind of flower – one filled with love, support and hope!..."
Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape
"These plants come in many varieties, and when they are native and planted in the... that I plant the grass in and they grow extremely tall, offering privacy on my deck... types of plants. Thank you for the great ideabook. Wow another great idea book from... like to plant them (where is it wet/dry, sunny/shady, windy/protected) so that you... stone wall increases the drama, as it makes the wall look like it's the only thing..."
Use a "Regionalistic Style" to Develop a Cohesive Landscape
"home. She planted in pots a variety of mediterranean grasses and perennials. She had... The same plants used in Minnesota were a shocking contrast. It would have been better... native plants and considering microclimates, region and history of site surely stands... picking out plants, hardscape and trees that really DON'T belong in Northern California... "nativesque" plants mimic the dunes. Stone from the area and planting masses of drought..."
Garden Design Essentials: Color
Highly personal and evocative, color influences the mood of gardens in a powerful way. Here's how to make it work for you
""Never plant anything orange," or "Don’t use blue, purple or red shades in your garden's... design, plant and decorate your landscape with your favorites. Let’s follow the rainbow... blue-flowered plants that have been around for centuries. The blue rose is just a breeding... might be a plant with lime foliage paired with a maroon or wine-color plant. The medium-tone... retaining wall is a milder shade. Interior designers have traditionally energized a quiet..."
My Houzz: Dancing, Painting and Family Living in Seattle
With a backyard studio and a colorful, lively main home, these Washington state homeowners have all of their creative bases covered
"through Plant Amnesty's Adopt-A-Plant and Green-Share programs. Year built: 1934... fourth wall with sliding glass doors.Great care was taken to ensure that the studio... finish.Wall paint: Midnight Navy, Benjamin Moore; coffee table: David Smith (now closed);... ocean-inspired wall color serves as a fitting backdrop for a gallery of Johnson's colorful..."
Small Solar: Big Home Tech Trend in the Making
"power plants. Big wind turbines. Even when we talk about producing solar power, we’re... power plant juicing everything, our devices and appliances will increasingly draw... Solar Wave Wall Clock, a standard-looking wall clock with a solar panel about the size... into the wall outlet. Solar Lamps Without ElectricityThe conventional approach to solar..."
Retro Houseplants Get a New Look
"Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in January 2012. You'll... indoor plants and creative ways to display them.... these plants to our home! If you click on each photo in this ideabook, a link to... for the plant is provided below each image. Your best bet is to contact that grower... these plants have only newly been created. Good luck! They are pretty spectacular... even our plants are following the bring-back-the-'70s trend!..."
Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement
Between a fortress and a wide open space lies the sweet spot for just the right amount of privacy in your exterior spaces
"endless plant suggestions to achieve sanctuary in the front yard or backyard. This... Houzz use plants and architecture to enclose, divide and obscure the landscape from the... behaved plant, known to take over entire landscapes. That is, unless you plant it in... elegant, planted urn. Together, the screening and the container help protect the interior... people and plant friendly. For those within this space, it's nice to glimpse neighborhood..."
Lay of the Landscape: Cottage Garden Style
Informal and vibrant, cottage gardens charm with their billowy abundance. These tips help you bring the look to your own landscape
"among the plants, and a simple path leads to a charming entryway. That’s the typical... hodgepodge of plants that have been placed haphazardly.... tropical plants using alot of cottage garden basics. Loved the gardens! Very pretty... change the plants. What I call "runner beans" are also very attractive vegetable plants... yearly planting flowers or purchase flowers that grow all year round? The lawn as... spilling plants that evoke images of a cottage-inspired front yard. Keep it informal..."
Landscapes Take Shape With 3-D Thinking
Strike the right balance of mass and space in your garden to give it intriguing dimension and appeal
"includes plants, hedges and trees. The opposite of mass is empty space — the void. In... how the plantings are one of the main ingredients.... deciduous plants. You chose some breathtaking photos to illustrate your points. Very... to over-plant, and now I know why the results haven't been as pleasing as I would have... about mass planting — a planting of a large group of the same variety or species — but... these plants.The mixed planting in this border shows that it is not just globular..."
8 Spectacular Grasses to Energize a Fall Garden
Dancing in the autumn wind or flowing along a flower bed, these ornamental grasses bring wonderful movement and color to the landscape
"spectacular plants move out of the background to claim our attention in ways that other... other plants simply can't. With their wide range of sizes, forms and colorations, you... under plants. Some of us live further north but still have lovely gardens. :) Here... feet tallPlanting tips: Plant in fall or spring, and prune down to 12 inches in late... feet tallPlanting tips: Plant in fall and cut grass down to 12 inches in late winter..."
One Fern Day
"for a planting and terrarium-making workshop led by designer Shane Powers, best known... other plantings with an unexpected twist. These design tips from his workshop will... indoor plants of choice are carnivorous which are super easy. So I am always looking... for the plants. To water air plants, simply soak them in a bowl of water.Tell us:... Amazing Air PlantsBrowse more photos of plants under glass... soil. To plant an orchid in a ceramic vessel, use orchid mix (a mix of tree bark and..."
Summer Crops: How to Grow Beans
"soil. Plant by plant: See how to grow all the top summer crops... You can plant in early spring or, in mild-winter climates, in fall, so the growing... When to plant: Once soil temperatures have warmed, probably around 60 to 70 degrees... wet once plants emergeFavorites:snap beans: Blue Lake, Émérite (haricots verts), Garden... Emperor Planting and care: Sow seeds in loose, well-drained, moist soil. Don’t worry..."
Your November Garden Checklist
What to do around the U.S. this month to help your garden thrive — when you're not admiring fall's brilliant colors, that is
"with fall plantings reaping postfrost rewards. Whether you live in Vermont or Arizona... Rake, plant and prep for winter. Here's what you can do in your garden this November... I have planted persimmon trees at my last two homes and would not be without them... "This is a plant that says a lot about gardening in California, and maybe about California... west-facing walls, which will better absorb extra heat from the sun when cool, but filter..."
Spring Has Sprung: Windowboxes and Container Gardens
"geranium plant on either side. A plain Jane boring house can be transformed into a... without the plants and realized how much curb appeal they add.... interesting plant compositions in them. Prague, Czech Republic. For this apartment dweller... you can plant useful herbs on a window ledge; when I lived in Venice we harvested our... hanging plants certainly help make it so! Charlottesville, Virginia. This is my friend..."