We gardeners are as varied as the spaces we create. Finding meaning in a sparse but thoughtfully executed space.
Arm yourself with the knowledge to ensure you purchase beautiful, healthy plants that will increase the curb appeal of your home and garden.
The common fig is a beautiful ornamental tree that can take on the profile of a very full shrub, depending on how you decide to prune it.
Many of the plants that are recommended for a sensory garden also work well in a variety of landscape designs. Some can even do double duty.
Turn this often overlooked area into an enticing and useful outdoor space.
Planning to add a stone patio to your landscape next year? Here's what to consider before getting started.
Grow it for the edible fruit or its good looks alone . This citrus cousin will brighten any gray winter day.
With its large size and copious golden flowers, this shrub can cover walls or screen unsightly views
U.S. native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance and thriving.
Don't let Box blight limit your plans for garden designs.
Get colorful drama along with dear resistance, drought tolerance and low maintenance - plus a butterfly or two.
Spiky blue flowers and a high tolerance for poor soil make this plant ideal for tough sites.
Low water plants in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. Check out our favs here.
Looking for plants that calm with color in the heat of the summer? Look no further than these 14 soothing beauties.
Go for a more natural look that's easier and less expensive to maintain by giving your plants the right amount of growing room.
Fall Planting: Delight the eye through three seasons with bright flowers placed just right. Late summer is the time to plan.
Vivacious orange flowers for you. nectar for the butterflies and bees. Asclepias tuberosa is worth planting for more reasons than one.
As pretty as a party dress, " Sugar Tip" has layers of pink that catch the eyes of the butterflies.
Vivid blooms and striking shapes make these annuals and perennials a delight in the autumn garden.
Thinking like a butterfly leads to fresh perspectives in the garden and in life.
A boulder can be a thing of beauty in the landscape. Here are 10 ways to display them to full effect.
Instead of letting the lawn sprawl, make it a shapely design element in your yard. You'll reap benefits both practical and aesthetic.
Go ahead let the limited garden space drive you up the walls. With these six way to train plants vertically, it can be a beautiful thing.
Create a garden that not only looks beautiful but also nurtures native bees - and helps other wildlife in the process.
Have a shady, damp spot in your garden that needs a lift? This Southern U.S. native may be the solution.
Bring the areas of your garden together to give it a unique sense of purpose.
Lacy flowers cover native white fringe tree in spring, and birds feed off of its berries in winter.
Inland sea oats is an easy native grass for a moist, shady garden spot
Indian pink is a top hummingbird plant for shady sites.
Dig in to create a simple, beautiful Japanese-inspired hanging garden.
Dispel the stereotype of weeds and try these wildlife-supporting native wildflowers in your garden.
These outdoor areas will have you looking at your own backyard through fresh eyes. Dare to be different?
Add a riot of color to your windowsill, table or balcony by repurposing old cups and saucers as little planter pots.
Try growing these tasty plants with your ornamentals for an attractive garden and fresher meals.
This shrub from the anise family brings a ray chartreuse sunshine to the woodland garden
Set up this succulent in native conditions ans see just how little care it need to thrive in the landscape.
A garden designed to be viewed from above gets new drought-tolerant, wildlife friendly plantings.
Get involved to help bees,butterflies and moths thrive. National Pollinators Week June 19 to 25.
These fresh ideas for living table toppers don't need much water or care.
Take a peek into exceptional landscapes usually closed to the public or dig deeper by attending a garden workshop.
These pant combinations show how to create a lush look with vibrant low-water flowers, shrubs and succulents.
The Elegant arc of a moon gate creates tranquillity and a hint of mystery in modern gardens.
Enjoy the amazing flowers and edible fruit of U.S. native Pasaflora incarnata ( also knows as maypop ) - the butterflies sure do.
Great blue lobelia, a flowering native plant that prefers moist soil, adds a calming blue hue to the late-summer garden.
Beautiful swamp milkweed makes it easy to help monarchs and other pollinators in eastern U.S. gardens.
Branch out from typical nursery fare, with lessor-know Rudbeckia species that have delightfully unexpected features.
Grow this long blooming, flashy flowering vine to cover a fence or arbor and attract hordes of hummingbirds all season long.
If your looking for some awesomely strange foliage and low care requirements, this succulent is right up your alley.
Bottlebrush blooms, gorgeous fall color and delightful fragrance give us this U.S. native shrub 4 season appeal.
Bright spring foliage, pretty summer flowers, white berries in winter...Symphoricarpos albus is a sight to behold in every season.
Beautiful, succulent leaves reach toward the sky, adding texture and beauty to the drought tolerant landscape.
Amazing colors, exuberant blooms, low maintenance, ... is it any wonder Echeveria is so popular?
Don't dismiss these common annuals, perennials and shrubs - there are reasons they've been popular for so long.
Hummingbirds and butterflies are not the only ones who will notice when you introduce a blaze of orange into your garden.
Wild or mild, the humble boxwood still brings style and order to all kinds of gardens.
Mix up the garden experience and let the flowers and shrubs play together.
Keep the garden wonderful with these stalwart perennials.
Hardy succulents for the cooler
You can upcycle your old typewriter, paint cans, tires and many more things into places for your plants.
This sprawling, resilient palm can be used in many ways.
Celebrate the season with potted displays rich in color and texture.
See how to combine this time-honored paving material with other types, such as concrete and stone.
You can design your garden to to feel like a secluded backyard retreat, a world apart from the hustle of daily life.
This large group of undemanding, water-wise plants offers pretty and practical answers to your gardening dilemmas.
Learn how to grow vivid flowers that will bring hummingbirds to your garden.
See if you agree that bold, spiky agaves and soft, luminous grasses make a perfect pair.
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