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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Avila Valley Estate
time: Summer to fall Planting tips: Plant in spring or fall and let seeds fall to the ground when the plant is done blooming. Remove spent flower stalks after the first frost.
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape ArchitectureSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella) Blanket flower
time: Summer to fallPlanting tips: Plant in spring or fall and let seeds fall to the ground when the plant is done blooming. Remove spent flower stalks after the first frost.
in the summer and lasts until the frosty weather. During that time flowers in mixes of yellow, orange, red and maroon will attract butterflies. Blanket flower can handle both heat and wind and even tolerate some frost. Common name: Blanket flowerBotanical name: Gaillardia x grandifloraUSDA zones: AllWater
es llcSave to IdeabookEmail Photo This pot uses multiple thrillers, spillers and fillers to create a well-balanced whole. To get this look, try: Thrillers: Evergreen Miscanthus (Miscanthus transmorrisonensis) and Coastal Woolybush (Adenanthos sericeus) Spillers: Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas var
pruning and tip pinching to keep larger plants in line, and digging up, dividing and removing a portion of Sweet Potato Vine "potatoes" when they're dormant to keep them from crowding out the other plants.
pruning and tip pinching to keep larger plants in line, and digging up, dividing and removing a portion of Sweet Potato Vine "potatoes" when they're dormant to keep them from crowding out the other plants. 12/2013
MOSTLY DRY SUMMERS/WINTERS,YOUR SOIL WILL BE ALKALINE.THEREFORE YOU WILL NEED TO ACIDIFY YOUR SOIL.
They probably would. They need mild summers and wet winters"...This is why they do so well in British Columbia, where I live. Do you have very hot summers, in Virginia? If it's the case and you decide
backyard? Tip recommends placing trees perpendicular to the wind to act as a windbreak.
Save to Ideabook Email Photo Use evergreen trees at least twice the height of your home and plant them perpendicular to the prevailing winter winds. Tall, dense trees will guide the wind upward and over the downwind area for a distance of up to 10 times the height of the windbreak.
incite energy and activity. Picture yourself performing the relaxation technique of slowly breathing in and breathing out. Notice two things: the position of your body after you exhale and the accompanying feeling
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time: Summer to fall Planting tips: Plant in spring or fall and remove spent blooms. Prune after the first killing freeze and mulch during the winter.
time: Summer to fall Planting tips: Plant in spring or fall and remove spent blooms. Prune after the first killing freeze and mulch during the winter. How to grow Black-eyed Susan (rudbeckia)
in the summer-to-fall garden features sunny daisy-like blooms with dark centers on top of tall, coarse stems. Although it's attractive to birds, bees and butterflies, all parts of this plant are poisonous, so be aware of this if you have small children or pets that frequent your garden. Black-eyed Susans
time: Summer to fallPlanting tips: Plant in spring or fall and remove spent blooms. Prune after the first killing freeze and mulch during the winter.How to grow Black-eyed Susan (rudbeckia)
ROOMS & BLOOMS
with more energy or want a funkier style, go ahead and paint items such as chairs or tables with whatever pleases your eyes. However, if you use your space as a place to retreat and relax, too much colour will create the opposite effect. That being said, adding a pop of colour to one or two articles such
So this summer will do the same job and next 10 years will follow :)
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BLOOMS Save to Ideabook Email Photo Here’s a great old door that marks a boundary between two different parts of a Toronto backyard. Maple and dogwood branches soften the opening, and the floor of the threshold is defined by bricks set into the ground. Climbing vines like honeysuckle, clematis or rose
ven kids' energy sags after hours in the sun. Erecting a simple tepee is an easy, quick and engaging lawn activity. Let children decorate the fabric, line the tepee with quilts and pillows
lot of energy. Create a secret space for your child to retreat to when they need a moment alone, away from the busy outdoor play world. Depending on the layout of your backyard, this could be a hammock beneath some trees, a cubby house, or a tee pee. You could even create a little house out of sunflowers
As a tip, if you're creating a hideaway that's going to be in the shade, it's best to remove the sod underneath. Otherwise, it won't get enough sunlight to grow and you'll end up with dead, patchy grass where your beautiful kid hideout is supposed to be.
Roofdeck for Bird Watching and Entertaining
offsets energy used in the house. Glass rail preserves the view. | Architecture by ZeroEnergy Design. | www.ZeroEnergy.com | Photos by Michael J Lee.
on ZeroEnergyDesign's site, and it looks like this house is in Orleans, Massachusetts. Weather-wise, it's probably 50-50. Rough winters, but absolutely gorgeous summers! Perfect for a great deck like this.
that can save lots of energy and money.
that can save lots of energy and money.
Amy Martin Landscape Design
Late summer garden
through the summer months. . . Thanks.
yards with energy and passion, learning as I went, but I took the long way round and ultimately created more work than was practical for me to maintain at that stage of life, if ever at all. If this is your first season of yard care and gardening, here's the advice I wish I'd been given when I was in your