Garden Styles - Achieving a Look or Function with Garden Design
Butterfly Gardening - Garden Design to Attract Butterflies
A true butterfly garden is not just designed to attract adult butterflies, but also to afford a place for them to hibernate and lay eggs and for the larva, or caterpillars, to feed. Different species of butterflies have different preferences in plants.
Creating a Cottage Garden
No other garden design appeals so strongly to the senses as cottage gardening. Despite its look of abandon, cottage gardening requires design, control and even maintenance.
Cottage Style Self-Seeding Annual Flowers
Many annual flowers offer the bonus of being self-seeders. Self-sowing annuals will weave their way though your garden, year after year, giving it a natural, cottage garden feel. There's a wide choice of annual flowers that will self-seed and it takes very little effort to get them going.
Cutting Garden Flowers
Repeat blooming annuals are favored for cutting gardens, but many perennial flowers do wonderfully well as cut flowers. What makes for a good cut flower is a stem that is long enough and sturdy enough to hold the flower in an arrangement and a flower that lasts and looks good for several days. That gives the gardener a wide choice for...
Feng Shui - Create a Harmonious Feng Shui Garden
How to design your garden to bring uplifting energy to you and your home. Feng Shui principles can extend into the garden, where earth, water and metal can take on a whole new dimension.
Gallery of Plants for Poolscaping
Lisa Hallett Taylor has pulled together a beautiful photo gallery of her favorite choices for planting around the pool area. All of these plants can handle the splashing and chlorine. Bring it on.
Herbal Knot Garden
Knot gardens add a wonderful structure and formality to herb gardening. They may look intricate, but they're not difficult. The author's best tip is to plant a few extras, in case you need to fill in some bare spots.
Poolscaping - Gardening Around a Pool
Planting around a pool area is always a conundrum. You want the landscaped look, but you need plants that can take the chlorine and won’t clog the filter. Luckily About.com's Pool and Patio Guide is a great gardener and willing to share her tips.
Shade Gardening - A Garden Made in the Shade
Shade gardening offers the opportunity to work with a diverse variety of plants and to garden in a cool spot both the gardener and the plants will appreciate. There are shade plants suitable to the different degrees of shade. It is possible to create a shade garden with color and interest, if you choose appropriate shade garden plants. Here...
White gardens can cool, glow and sooth. There is no shortage of white flowers, but it's not always easy to design an all white garden. There are just too many shades of white. take a look.