Which plants are essential in a traditional English garden? Roses, hollyhocks, foxgloves, lupins, pinks, and more, with a sprinkling of fruits and vegetables.
Landscapes consist of a variety of physical components combined together to form a "look" or style - plants, softscape, and hardscape. This article describes what they are and how to use them.
Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.
When purchasing supplies for a DIY irrigation project, knowing who makes the parts you need and where you can find them is critical - Ewing, Orbit, Rain Bird, Valley, and more are covered here.
Mosaic garden stones add color and charm to any corner of your flower beds and gardens. They can be any size and depict a butterfly, dragonfly, flowers, bugs, or a colorful design like a spiral.
Better Homes and Gardens magazine has been inspiring gardeners for decades. A visit to the magazine's test garden in Des Moines provides a real-life look at some great garden design ideas.
Photos of most of the elements of a Chinese Garden can be found here on this page. Most Chinese classical gardens have these elements, and they are part of what makes the Chinese Garden Chinese.
Many people don't know the value of the plants around them. Do you see a dandelion as a weed spoiling the look of your lawn, or as a wild herb packed with vitamins? Everything in nature has a purpose.
Don't let gardening in the shade be daunting. Try planting some of these annuals that thrive in the shade.
Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site: determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location of the garden prior to selecting plants. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.
I am a lazy gardener. Every plant on this page has been personally stress tested by me. They are hardy, and easy to care for. They require little water and are distasteful to deer.
Time to build a 4' x 4' concrete block raised bed. Make this a fall project. Add leaves and grassy material throughout the cool seasons. Get a jump on spring with your new raised bed.
Guidelines on how to create a lovely garden sanctuary in a small urban space. Design and planting advice for creating your own piece of paradise whilst encouraging birds, bees and butterflies.
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
Creating a romantic garden area in the yard is not always the simplest of tasks. There are many aspects of gardening that are useful for enrichment and texture in the planting area.