Plants for Special Needs and Problem Areas
Bulbs - Deer Resistant Spring Blooming Bulbs
Stop crying over lost tulips and open your eyes to spring treasures the deer won't bother with. (Hopefully)
Bulbs - Summer Flowering: Keep Color in the Garden All Summer
Don't think bulbs are through once spring is over. Summer flowering bulbs are a wonderful way to add color and even a touch of the tropics to your garden.
Cool Season Annual Flowers for Spring & Fall
Get your garden off to a great start and end with a blaze of color, by planting annual flowers that love the cooler weather.
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...
Dwarf Evergreens To Provide Structure and Four Season Interest
Truely 4 seasons of interest. Color, texture, form and they even attract birds!
Fall Blooming Perennial Flowers for Fall Color
The fall garden is one of the most colorful seasons in the garden. Many fall blooming perennial flowers display jewel tone blossoms that complement the fall foliage display of trees and shrubs.
Ornamental Grasses for Containers
Of course you can grow ornamental grasses in containers. And what better way to keep them from taking over your garden?
Ornamental Grasses for Fall Color
One the the great features of ornamental grasses in the garden is the long season of interest. These ornamental grasses really come into their own in fall.
Long Blooming Perennial Flowers
Keep your garden in bloom with perennials that provide a long season of interest.
Ornamental Grasses for Winter Interest
If you live in a cold climate, few plants are going to give you interest throughout the entire winter. But these sturdier grasses should hold up until you start to see the promise of spring.
Moss - How to Grow Moss
Moss looks wonderful in the garden, especially on rocks and rock walls. It gives any garden a sense of age and weight. Getting moss to grow on rocks or on the ground in your garden simply requires you give the moss the growing conditions it needs and have some patience while it gets established.
Perennials - Fall Bloomers for the Perennial Garden
You'll wait all season for these flowers to bloom, but they're worth the wait and they bloom when everything else in the garden is fading.
Roses: Fragrant - Top 10 Great Roses for Frangrance
The nose knows. These fragrant beauties have some of the best scents in a flower known for it's fragrance.
Perennials - Easy Care, Low Maintenance Perennial Plants
All flowers are not created equal. These perennials provide lots of bloom and interest without lots of work.
Roses: Hybrid Teas - Top Choices of Hybrid Tea Roses
Every rose grower wants the prize winning hybrid tea blossom. Start with a great plant and you're guaranteed great flowers.
Roses: Shade - Top Roses for Shade Gardens
No rose will grow in total shade, but there are some that can happily tolerate partical shade.
Self-Sowing Annuals: Garden Volunteers
These garden volunteers will be popping up throughout your gardens for many seasons to come. There's no easier way to make your garden look natural.
Best Plants with Silver Leaves
Silver and gray light up shady spots and a cool elegance to plant combinations. Here are some of my favorites to use.
Texture - Plants for Texture in Garden Design
Texture, in garden design, generally refers to the surface quality of the plant. This is a feature, taking in conjunction with color and the overall form or shape of the plant, used to create interest and balance in garden design. Plant textures run the gamut from delicate and fine to coarse and bold, as with the examples listed here.
Drought happens, sometimes more often than we'd like. Xeriscaping is a technique for planning a water wise garden.
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...