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Great Design Plant: Honey Locust Tree
No, it doesn't actually produce honey. But its dappled light and tolerant nature are treats in city and country settings alike
"we are planting 2 more at our new home for shade. All plantings take work. Can't... of tea, plant honey locusts. The leaves are so small that they break down rapidly... article! We planted a large honey locust in our front yard just last week. As Jannie mentioned... want to plant a tree in; maybe this is a good choice! I'm wondering, though: I've seen... would not plant one by choice. The Kentucky Coffee tree that Olga Kraus mentioned is..."
Great Design Plant: Autumn Fern Adds Color All Year
Use this evergreen, easy-care fern for soft texture and coppery tints in container gardens and the landscape at large
"say "why plant one when you could plant 80?" And a mass planting of them under an Acadiana... mass plantings of these ferns make for a spectacular display. Regarding autumn ferns... I have planted them with Teddy Bear Rhodie which has cinnamon indumentum and Carex... get more plants. Love the photo! Hey the ferns will match the koi! Now that would... mass planting of autumn ferns, and some carex testacea puddling in front. I had..."
11 Perfect Plants for a Moonlit Garden — in Pots
Create an alluring after-dark aura on a patio or deck with container plants that glow white under the stars
"container plants that glow white under the stars... potted plants. The best thing about the potted plants are that you can keep them in... favorite plant of all for a moon garden is the moonflower vine that opens large while... night plant is the night-blooming jasmine Cestrum nocturnum. Its white flowers are... other plants My favorite is Evening Scented Stock (Matthiola Bicornis). The color... AMAZING! Do plant some! I do love moon flower and actually have one on my trellis now..."
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... Before you plant. Early fall is a good time to plant New Zealand wind grass and other..."
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: Autumn Sage Brings Color and Butterflies
Whether you live in the arid desert or the humid South, you'll likely find this deer-resistant beauty as irresistible as winged creatures do
"like to plant it in full sun. And people aren't the only ones who find the flowers... colors plants! I bought one small plant this past June, and it has grown beyond belief... is one planted along the street and it is not being eaten by the deer! I am in the... Wysteria planted so it would follow MY plans...across the front-porch face...after NO... we can plant these, when we move to Ocean Shores...pretty wet there...but...I gotta..."
Great Design Plant: Blue Fescue
Is there anywhere this grass doesn't look great? Bonus: It outlasts other grasses in color and doesn't hog water
"certain plants are strongly tied to specific garden styles and are limited by climate... container plant? Thank you for this valuable maintenance hints. I have plants I bought... recommend planting it near a bench where it can be touched. (My Elijah Blue Fescue didn't... structure plants hardy for the midwest! very tempting as I noticed the local home depot... traffic; plant about 1' or more away from walkways or patios, if possible. Sorry, should..."
Great Design Plant: Lungwort
Yes, the name is unfortunate. But the flowers and foliage are delightful, and this perennial is easy to grow and shunned by deer
"foliage plant for a sunny border or an early-blooming treat for bees and hummingbirds... considered a plant aberration is now considered beautiful, with many named cultivars available... ntrol/plants/ That is great! Thak you! Any ideas for planting north facing, totally... cultivars of plants, and of the numerous Pumonaria's, Trevi F. is what I primarily have... great plant. I had problems with powdery mildew with pulmonaria so finally pulled..."
6 Rockin’ Red Plants for Winter Gardens
Use the bright berries or branches of these cold-climate favorites for outdoor garden interest or container arrangements anywhere
"of top plants with colorful berries or branches for cold climates, along with rec... com/2011/02/22/plant-of-the-week-nandina-domestica/ Pyracantha! Another amazing plant (not... female plant to get berries on the female plant). The flowers on the male are showier... This plant just won't give up! Thanks for all of the ideas - this was something... always plant for a northern winter garden here in central/western Vermont. I have..."
Fire and Ice: 8 Plants That Blaze Once Frost Hits
Not everything in the garden sleeps in the cold — these plants rise and shine in fall and winter, bringing bright color to beat the blahs
"these plants rise and shine in fall and winter, bringing bright color to beat the... right plants that perform at this time of year, when temperatures dip below freezing... landscape plants will perform throughout the year, and look for varieties and cultivars... be fall planted so they take off as soon as it warms. I planted Chandler plugs in October... architectural plant in the landscape and it makes a big statement in mass. Pair it with..."
Great Design Plant: Golden Creeping Jenny
"specimen plants are stunning additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they... design plants | Browse landscape photos... other plants Be very carefully with this plant. We live in zone 5 and it slowly... ton of plants for that effect then when fall comes bye bye, I usually use them in... smaller plants but even though it claims to accept sunny spots I can't get any to thrive... never be planted in natural areas, near streams, etc. because it is invasive. Plant..."
Great Native Plant: Damianita
Enjoy its masses of golden flowers as an easy-care ground cover or appreciate the aroma of this desert native's leaves
"when planted in masses. This Chihuahuan desert native is at home in both low- and... does this plant look like when it is not blooming? It's hard to pick a plant if you... of this plant with the purple flowering plant in the 3rd photo. Anyone have an idea... purple plant is? The purple plant is Purple Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis)... Actually this plant blooms for a large part of the year and is a low mounded evergreen when..."
Great Design Plant: Glossy Abelia for Year-Round Beauty
Fragrant flowers, burgundy foliage and hummingbird allure. Deer shun this shrub, but it's a 5-star performer you'll love
"Design Plant profiles and Great Garden Combos which include plants to zone 4. I also... featuring this plant. This is a great shrub for all of the reasons you list. It grows very... of the plant and I am going to add mine only to show how inferior my photo is to yours... until I planted one where I pass it several times a day. The fragrance is lovely!... shrubs and plants featured and then find they are not hardy to Zone 5. It's frustrating..."
Great Design Plant: Lilac Vine for a Purple Profusion in Winter
Grow this pretty, hardy vine on a fence or as a ground cover for blooms throughout the colder months
"of plant. I like that it's a vineing plant(Got rock wall and fences to cover) @Thos... I can plant a lilac bush in Colorado, Denver Metro? Thanks! Ditto for London, UK... "Avoid planting in areas that receive hot afternoon sun in desert regions." It really... flowering plant with beautiful lilac flowers in late spring. It’s quite gorgeous. Simran... where you plant it, it is not rampant though. Thanks Noelle. Sounds like my type of..."
4 Gorgeous Garden Looks for a Narrow Planting Strip
Make a strong design statement in an unexpected place with these ideas for perimeter plantings, pocket gardens and more
"perimeter plantings, pocket gardens and more... narrow planting strip, and when that pocket garden is on the outside of the fence... perimeter plantings can act as a picture frame for the inner garden and home beyond.... but the plants require sun. I have ALL shade. What kind of plants don't need sun... emphasis on planting on the other side of the fence- I think of it as being neighbourly... shade plants. I will go out this weekend and look for what you have suggested. My..."