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How to Design a Colorful Flower Bed
Delight the eye through 3 seasons with bright flowers placed just right. Get flower bed location, shape and color ideas here
"in any garden? If what you want is a flower bed filled with masses of the same plant... fill the space throughout the growing season, you’ll need to take some time to plan... basic design guidelines. The latter part of the summer is a good time to look at... nurseries and garden centers for perennials to plant this fall to give them a head start... beautiful gardens. I dream of gardens like these, but the deer and the rabbits devour..."
Great Design Plant: Pink Trumpet Vine Heralds Vibrant Color
Announce your landscape beautification efforts with this flowering vine that perks up hot, dry gardens
"outdoor space in warm temperatures. This flowering vine flourishes in hot, dry climates... every small choice does actually matter. (And if we can't make the small choices... in her garden about 20 years ago, and it's now strangling my trees, and my house!... in one garden, and climate, is devastating in another. Beautiful looking flowers... way we garden and landscape in 2014 is one of the changes that we all can and must..."
Great Design Plant: Asclepias Incarnata for a Butterfly Garden
Beautiful swamp milkweed makes it easy to help monarchs and other pollinators in eastern U.S. gardens
"butterfly garden. You’ll enjoy this adaptable plant’s vanilla fragrance, ornamental... have n my garden (which just blew in and established itself there on it's own, I never... in the garden in another week or two. The only other native milkweed I planted was... even the small local "native plant" nurseries only offer that one species... in the gardens nearby.... That SPICY vanilla fragrance! Great stuff all around as..."
Great Design Plant: Poppy Mallow Wakes Up Hot Garden Spots
Give a dry and sunny garden a jolt of violet-pink color summer to fall — and watch bees and butterflies flock to the nectar
"sunny garden a jolt of violet-pink color summer to fall — and watch bees and butterflies... this is a small border garden along our driveway, full sun. It would shoot runners in... in my garden, much more so than the companion plants suggested in this article. My... traditional gardens, prairie gardens and xeriscapes, poppy mallow looks beautiful winding... the rock garden, blanketing sunny slopes, draping over retaining walls or scrambling..."
Houzz Tour: A Victorian Cottage in Sydney Opens Up
Colors, not walls, now define spaces in this once-dreary home — and the new airy garden overlook helps too
"define spaces in this once-dreary home — and the new airy garden overlook helps too... sunlit garden and Sydney location, this Victorian cottage felt dark and dreary. As... cluttered with small rooms and low ceilings, and it had a bathroom that blocked views into... other design options, architect Danny Broe and homeowner Linda Carmichael gutted... of the small space. Thanks for your positive (and even critical) comments everyone..."
8 Nooks and Crannies That Can Wow
"urn a small area into a major design asset with bold patterns, rich colors and unexpected... Tiny spaces are the perfect places to go a little wild with decorating. With closets... nooks, the design risk is minimal, but the impact can be huge. Plus, microdesign can be... eight small places you can deck out with major style.... to see designs that work with odd architecture and small spaces... Mandi @ Dura... so in a small space! I dislike plain walls as well..check out my polka dot living room..."
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 to gardeners, particularly gardeners in the Pacific Northwest region of the United... California gardeners may want to try the native Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), which... does need space for its beauty to really be showcased, it can also be trained loosely... favor your garden over others without this plant. Robins seem to find the treats especially... masses of small, globose, red fruits (pomes) in autumn.  Unusually for this genus..."
Great Design Plant: Indian Grass
Bring whispers of prairie winds to your garden with this swaying native grass that stands tall all winter
"to your garden with this swaying native grass that stands tall all winter... mine on a small incline in dry clay with mulch and very thick plant cover and have only... in the garden, grass is the next best thing — as the wind blows through Indian grass... glory. Gardens can be just as alive and dynamic in winter, which is one reason to... echoing the garden's summer glory. Birds often take shelter under the thick foliage as..."
Great Design Plant: Tradescantia Ohiensis Adds Shades of Blue
This reliable, adaptable U.S. native provides spider-like foliage and clusters of blue to purple flowers in Eastern gardens each spring
"by when designing or planting perennial gardens. Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)... prairie garden. The flowers will delight you in the morning as you walk through the... the garden and will provide a much-needed source of pollen to female bees provisioning... over the garden. If you break the flower, it will leave a blue stain that will take... cottage garden. It is so dainty yet pretty. It multiplies fast. Tradescantia Virginiana..."
Great Design Plant: Axminster Gold Comfrey for Sun or Shade
Plant this perennial for bold color that will light up shady spots, sparkle in the sun and add interest from spring until fall
"Seattle garden I appreciate its tenacity and have plenty of space for it to grow.... in my garden. At first glance it could be mistaken for a hosta, but its coarse, somewhat... in your garden. I have seen large submerged pots in gardens to give the natural effect... to my garden and this is a beautiful variety. I understand the leaves can be used... in our garden, not so much. Maybe it's the climate, but comfrey is impossible..."
Take Your Garden on a Rural Route With Plant-Dominant Designs
"for a garden that recalls idyllic pastures fashioned by nature's hand... within our gardens. It is about allowing plants to dominate garden design — the opposite... also in garden design — the spectacular opening ceremony at last year's London Olympics... them to gardens — from growing edibles to keeping chickens and bees in the backyard... Wonderful garden, just beautiful! This is so much more attractive than the garden ideabooks..."
Great Design Plant: Lobelia Siphilitica Keeps Its Cool
Great blue lobelia, a flowering native that prefers moist soil, adds a calming blue hue to the late-summer garden
"tangled garden, this little baby took over one year when spring weeding wasn't as... in my garden bed. It was especially exciting when the flowers bloomed in late summer... my rain garden (planted all natives), so it will tolerate water. georgiannaclays--this... seeds are small and need light to germinate, so a thickly planted garden will keep any... when many gardens are in a late-summer transition phase. Sometimes the blooms appear..."
Dream Spaces: 10 Secluded Garden Nooks
Sometimes dreaminess is a single bench or a romantic table for 2 tucked amid greenery. See for yourself
"than a garden nook: a small, secluded spot in which to relax and enjoy the fruits... in the garden knows the pleasure that comes from a job well done. And there’s no better... to be small and simple — so there’s still time to make a move before the cold weather... types of gardens from faries and gnomes to hidden gardens and antique gardens. (Maybe... spot. The garden is on the shore. My new zen garden. My secret garden That is breath-taking..."
Give Your Compact Patio Some Major Style
"outdoor space is smaller than average, it is possible to create a stylish, welcoming... develop a design. Take a look at some of our smaller outdoor space designs: Our 16'... how much space you have available. Well designed and thought through outdoor spaces... pics! Small spaces can be enjoyed in so many ways and such fun to design. Here... piece on small garden spaces. fantastic job terryo2! @terryo2, what a great view for..."
Great Design Plant: Butterfly Milkweed, a Beacon in the Prairie
Vivacious orange flowers for you, nectar for the butterflies and bees. Asclepias tuberosa is worth planting for more reasons than one
"perennial gardens, butterfly gardens, informal prairie plantings or xeric landscapes... butterfly garden or if you specifically want to plant something to help monarch butterflies... to my gardens. Thank you for introducing me to a new species! http://www.wildflower... Houston garden years ago. The seeds blew and new plants sprouted all over the backyard... various garden areas and plopped the plant in. They love it here. They don't need great..."