Here’s a piece of often-repeated advice for planting perennials: Always plant in odd numbers, in groups of at least three. But there are times when you can’t follow this rule. Read Article
I’d like to put it an all-white garden near my patio. Do you have any tips for the design? Read Article
Can you recommend a lawn grass for deep shade, or specific steps we can take to get it going? Read Article
Check out these annuals for special situations or easy maintenance.
Here are three interesting uses for annuals.
I’m looking for a true orange rose. I have tried about seven different varieties and found only ‘Gingersnap’ to be a true orange. Read Article
I’m trying to make a “garden for the senses.” Plants for sight, taste, texture and fragrance are pretty apparent but can you help me with plants for the sense of hearing? Read Article
To achieve the best overall garden design, follow these tips for placing perennials. Read Article
I have to admit I’m a bit greedy when it comes to plants. I make a planting plan and bring my list to the garden center, but I’m apt to stray from it if I see something exciting. And this … Read Article
Some ideas for what to plant with Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii), the 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year. Read Article
Shrubs play a crucial role in a garden’s layout, providing a backdrop for smaller plants, a sense of structure, and a year-round obvious presence. Because shrubs bear heavily on a garden’s overall design and because they’re permanent fixtures (we hope!), … Read Article