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Houzzers to the Rescue: Users Solve Design Dilemmas
The proof is in the painting — and the pond. As Houzz users hit 100,000 discussions, see some of the results of their advice and ideas
"and the pond. As Houzz users hit 100,000 discussions, see some of the results of their... install a pond and a waterfall. She was more than disappointed with the outcome, pictured... first pond was drained and cleaned out, and new boulders, rocks and pond plants were... a new pond filter installed, Imoisili finally got the water feature she'd dreamed..."
Great Design Plant: Ironweed Fills Tall Garden Orders
Height, a slender form and a taste for wet soil make this native perfect for rain garden borders — and beneficial insects love it
"for rain garden borders — and beneficial insects love it... see in gardens but that I do see out in the wilderness. Ironweed is a unique plant... behind my pond and in somewhat swampy ground. I would like to propagate it from seed... where I garden. It is the best butterfly "magnet" in my yard. In late summer & early... average garden soil. In full sun they stand stout and strong, lifting their butter... for rain gardens but, like most adaptable natives, can take some short-term drought..."
Protect a Precious Resource With a Rain Garden
"with a garden design that makes the most of the rain... Rain gardens are a great way of creating beautiful landscapes while protecting one... Rain gardens enhance these natural processes, increasing groundwater infiltration... of rain gardens before. What a brilliant concept. We are going to have a 5000 litre... think rain gardens are a great idea, would like to see an article relating specifically... com/files/rain_garden_brochure.pdf Don't try this in Oregon, you'll go to jail for hoarding..."
3 Ways Native Plants Make Gardening So Much Better
You probably know about the lower maintenance. But native plants' other benefits go far beyond a little less watering and weeding
"wanted a garden, and when she said, "Go for it," I'm not sure we knew what that would... love with gardening and what I'd come to learn about myself, our marriage and the environment... beautiful garden. Now that you have caught the gardening 'bug' you will need more land... in my garden. Another cool native garden for those in Delaware or SE PA is the Mt... source). So gardening with natives is gardening for birds, in that native plants support..."
Great Design Plant: Skylands Oriental Spruce, a Favorite Conifer
Brighten up a drab corner of your garden with Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’, a smaller spruce that a bird family might just call home
"of your garden with Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’, a smaller spruce that a bird family... cools a garden on a hot summer day and brightens up a sleeping winter garden. It also... to my garden frequently ask me which of my 100 conifers is my favorite. Without... woodland gardens. Finally, your neighbors will most likely not have one. Let’s take... magnificent garden... A garden is a special place that can provide solace and relaxation..."
Lay of the Landscape: Modern Garden Style
Bold, graphic design elements create a sense of calmness in the garden to match the serenity of contemporary homes
"in the garden to match the serenity of contemporary homes... Your waterfall may drop from the roof rather than meander through the garden, and... Traditional Garden Style | Natural Garden Style... such a garden may seem like a complete break with centuries of landscape design, when... traditional garden just won't do. But the style and its applications have evolved. It is... modern garden can easily become a relaxing and calming retreat. Because there is..."
12 Classic Bulbs for Spring Blooms
"ensure a garden bursting with colors in spring... into the garden for a spot of color. To have a spring bulb garden, you have to plant... almost any garden style and pretty much herald the arrival of warm weather. There’s... If your garden center doesn’t have the flowers or even the colors you want, there are... general gardening advice. The Californian writer has a slant what's difficult with... I garden in Moscow and have no trouble with crocuses or tulips. It's probably..."
Paint a Garden Delightful With Iris
Charming and colorful, irises propagate easily, are hardy in many soils and climates, and unfold with layers of beauty
"round garden plants and creating beautiful blooms at the end of their season. Whether... to any garden style. Whatever your style, whichever colors you are painting your gardens... gardens with, there is certainly an iris for you.... in your garden, they multiply quickly-so much so that I have no problem clipping a... in my garden this year. I agree with NJ Landscape Design - short flowering season... with any garden scheme. Irises actually get their name from the Greek word for "rainbow"..."
Great Lakes Gardener's March Checklist
Spy emerging bulb blooms, raise an eye to the sky and cut back old foliage to prepare for bigger and better things to come
"Lakes gardeners have much to see and do in March. Meteorological spring begins March... in the garden depends on the weather. Whether bundled up in mittens and a winter coat... T-shirt, we gardeners in this region take whatever March brings.... of the garden and watch the first bees visiting the early bloomers, such as crocus... spring garden chores. Bunches of early crocuses open wide in the sun. If you have... away. The gardening season begins in earnest in March. While discovering new sprouts..."
4 Elements of a Stunning Fall Garden
Late summer is a good time to look beyond trees to create an autumn landscape that draws the eye and stirs the soul
"As a gardener I’ve let fall be my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, so to speak... stunning fall garden from the ground level all the way to the treetops.... Wonderful garden pictures and article! I, too, make nearly every garden decision based... Colorado gardens some of my favorites are autumn brilliance serviceberry (I have both... that my gardening efforts will be geared toward creating a more healthy ecosystem while..."
Great Design Plant: Creeping Juniper Holds Its Ground
Add texture and evergreen interest to a layered garden with this low-maintenance, good-looking ground cover
"layered garden with this low-maintenance, good-looking ground cover... any good garden design, and one of my favorites for low maintenance and year-round good... And for gardeners in cold climates, creeping juniper offers visual interest and lends... winter garden that contains other evergreens of various sizes, like boxwood, false... influence on gardening and architecture in California was still new) are still around...."
Lay of the Landscape: Mediterranean Garden Style
Earthy, lush and warmly welcoming, a Mediterranean garden can thrive in any warm-climate landscape with a few adaptations
"Mediterranean garden can thrive in any warm-climate landscape with a few adaptations... enced garden can be great: It's lush, inviting and generally low maintenance, filled... These gardens invite you to live outdoors year-round. This style also allows you... Mediterranean Garden There are certain core characteristics that define Mediterranean style... not the ponds of a natural or traditional landscape. Instead, put in a small courtyard..."
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
"personal garden in the SF Bay Area has been in two separate beds for about 3 or 4 years... in the garden as well. Thanks for mentioning the invasive weed status! I work in rare... in the garden, but they can cause lots of damage when they escape into the wild.... my rock garden. It is easy to remove but it is, indeed, persistent in starting up... of his garden. I've never heard of donkey spurge, but I know leafy spurge is considered..."
Southeast Gardener's March Checklist
Start fresh by envisioning new plant combinations as you tend to fruit trees and rosebushes — and watch out for those darned voles
"beautiful gardens. Look for garden tours, events and symposia. A tour is a great way... multiple gardens is when every garden was somebody in the group's favorite. More regional... plan your garden this year, think about doing something different. Flex your horticultural... wildlife pond, grow herbs in containers or add a vine to serve as a host plant for... inspiring gardens, to learn about plants that do well in your region and to walk away..."
Lay of the Landscape: English-Style Gardens
"natural ponds and lakes, discreetly placed Greek and Roman "ruins," and a sense of... cottage garden look, with its masses of uncontained annuals and perennials, nor is... French-style garden set in a strict geometric pattern. In fact, the first English gardens... While the gardens designed by Lancelot (Capability) Brown define the basic elements of... English garden, the style itself has grown and changed over the past 300 years. It's..."