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Living Sculptures Delight at the Montreal Botanical Garden
Go see it: clownfish, lemurs, frogs, loyal dogs and more — designers have turned plants into art for a fantastic summer installation
"turned plants into art for a fantastic summer installation... pruned plants onto two- and three-dimensional designs, creating massive and surprisingly... a set plant catalog to sculpt something from his or her country's culture. Info:... same air plant, and have an African mask and use it as hair, just a small bit of fun... living plants. This is fantastic! Wow I am really impressed - all of these are amazing... sort of plant art was at China's Olympics.It was a really moveable feast for the eyes..."
20 Ways to Create a Chartreuse Splash in the Landscape
"color for plantings, paint and accessories to create a cool outdoor vibe... range of plant choices is growing every year. Here are some ways to use old favorites... This plant will not survive winter but it is a show stopper for three seasons.... shade plant but now-days, with people wanting to stretch the boundaries, so to speak... "Limelight" plants in full sun, a couple "Generale Vicomtesse deVibray" in dappled shade..."
How to Make a Window Garden Grow
Get the scoop on materials, installation, plantings and more to bring the charming look of window boxes to your home
"installation, plantings and more to bring the charming look of window boxes to your home... and my plants are flourishing. My husband says we'll be buying more next season to... disturbing the plants. I would miss the breeze if I left them shut. I was so glad to see the... boxes and plants that will do well in 100% shade in the Midwest will be appreciated.... of the plants in any one box. The main reason for this was to allow mature 1/3 or..."
A Family-Friendly California Yard Wises Up About Water
"unthirsty plants replace Kentucky bluegrass in a Menlo Park landscape for a family of... all the plants so small and sparse. That's the way I plant things and you never know... mulch. Plant appropriate native plants that are meant to thrive under oaks. There... on what plants were used. I see some interesting ideas I'd like to play with in my... tree-like plant in the last photo. There's a lack of light to me, would be cute to put..."
3 Exotic Flowers From the South African Wild
Add an enticing note to a garden border or patio container with these sophisticated and memorable African plants
"exotic plants, however, remain in my repertoire as a garden designer. Beyond my own... indoor plant? I can do indoor plants that go dormant. I have an amaryllis. I fell... fantastic plant. I never remember to dig up and replant bulbs, but the Eucomis is pretty... admire plants endemic to other countries and forget the beauty around me. We certainly... rigid, vertical stem on which is amassed quantities of small flowers. There are about..."
California Gardener's May Checklist
Only one major chore but a plethora of planting possibilities means a delightful month in California gardens
"plethora of planting possibilities means a delightful month in California gardens... background plant, hedge or container plant, or trained into a tree shape. It is easy to... OK to plant later, but take special care in hot climates. Plant tropicals. Now is... newly planted flowers and vegetables within a few weeks after planting, or according... basil plants should supply your summer needs. Warming weather is a great time to..."
Northeast Gardener's August Checklist
"tactile plants that catch the breeze... adaptable plants that can stand up to afternoon thunderstorms and unrelenting heat.... strong vertical mass on the right and hits its peak with tawny-colored flowers this... mounds when planted en masse. The slightest puff of wind will cause the flowers to stir... companion plant with native Helen's flower (Helenium spp.) and coneflowers in high summer... perennials. Plants that don't need a lot of fuss are your friends. They're worth knowing..."
"climbing plants a place to call home... The vertical walls here are made with lattice, and the curving branches above it... climbing plants...."
Play Up Some Fiddle Leaf Figs for a Lively Indoor Tune
Strike a dramatic chord in a minimalist scene or a country note in a rustic setting — fiddle leaf fig plants harmonize with any style
"leaf fig plants harmonize with any style... ficus plants are, but I find this to be one of the lowest maintenance plants I've... LOVE fig plants! I'm a fan of them & rubber plants, I think they're so stately & handsome... rid the plant of these scales. We'll try the fungicide - the plant is beautiful and... had the plant, only 3-4 leaves have dropped. This plant loves lots of indirect light... The plants in those pictures are probably "double potted," the plant pot is sitting..."
Scope Out a Family Greenhouse Grown From Scraps
Can-do resourcefulness and less than $400 lead to a new 8- by 8-foot home for plants on a Tennessee family's property
"home for plants on a Tennessee family's property... to the plants." Read more: Are Railroad Ties Safe for Gardens? | eHow.com http://www... cook the plants inside. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. djensen... to the plants." Read more: Are Railroad Ties Safe for Gardens? | eHow.com http://www... beams and vertical 2-by-4 jack studs, while accommodating the existing oak frames of... g the plantings. Moore says pomegranates are a must for growing. Her grandfather..."
Guest Picks: How Do You Spell Urban Heat Relief?
Turn even a small balcony into a summer oasis with retreat-conjuring plants, furniture and accessories
"(includes plants). So if your going to call out a dominant brand - let's be accurate... lanai with vertical gardens. Made from recycled plastic bottles, West Elm's waterproof... West Elm. Plantings for your rooftop garden can be tricky. I remember returning from... hardy plants like blue fescue grass. Not only does it add a lovely texture to the... how to plant and grow blue fescue Enjoy green (and fight pollution) year-round with..."
"Teach plants to grow with the latticed, pointed garden structure called a tuteur... case that plants are taught where to grow. Tuteurs support a plant's growth much like... Climbing plants can either cling or vine. Clinging plants have special roots or sticky... Low-growing plants get a boost with a tuteur to cling to, but even without plants, the... to help plants grow, but the right type of plant needs to be chosen. Factors like sun..."
Guest Picks: Springtime Gardening Tools
"necessary to plant and nurture them... those plants that are looking a bit dry. A pair of sharp garden shears is a must... space? A vertical wall garden may be your answer for growing kitchen herbs, succulents... around planting apple tree seeds. Take a cue from him and start sprinkling your own... Some plants and flowers are sensitive and you may need to move them in and out of... for each plant. A pot maker will transform newspaper scraps into little pots that are..."
Ten Tips for Planning Your Modern Landscape
"foundation planting trap. You should plant at least four feet away from your house to... about how plantings will affect you while indoors. Do you need all of the light you can... wide your plants will grow and how long it will take. Remember that generally that the... of the plants as they mature. Do you want some soft, round shrubs? Straight vertical... vertical plants? Sculptural ornamental trees? How will these shapes work with the structure..."
Privacy Please: Outdoor Walls
"and use plants to cover a trellis wall, or have a vertical plant wall added. You can... variety of plant material for even more interest and texture. Wonderful post full of... let the plants provide full privacy. Copper basket weave with trees woven in - I'm... hideaway. Vertical Gardens are becoming more and more accessible to us regular folks..."