Tag Archives: garden design

Upright Shade Plants for the Shade Garden

If your shade garden includes a lot of hostas, heucheras, azaleas, Siberian bugloss, lungwort and astrantia, as many shade gardens do, you may notice that it has an overload of mounded shapes. Adding several upright shade plants among your mounding …

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Designing a Garden with the Color Green

Designing a garden requires careful consideration of color and how colors work together. Green isn’t always given much thought, but certain plants can be highlighted specifically for their gorgeous shades of green. If you want to make those standout green …

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Container Vegetable Gardening Made Simple

GUEST POST BY MELINDA MYERS Grow fresh ingredients for your favorite recipes in a sunny spot right outside your kitchen door. With container vegetable gardening, you’ll enjoy the convenience of planting, tending and harvesting fresh vegetables growing in pots on …

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Fall Flowers and Plants That Aren’t Mums

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In many areas, mums are the go-to for fall color in the garden and containers. For something a little less expected, try these annuals that stand up to cool temperatures and come in colors suited for autumn.

Flower Bulb Design Made Foolproof

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Before you plant your spring-blooming bulbs this fall, make a simple flower bulb design plan that will guard against disappointment, blank spaces and awkward phases come spring. Follow these easy design tips.

Stunning Silver Plants for Dry Times

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Olympic athletes may be disappointed to settle for silver, but it’s a most desirable color in the garden. Silver-leaved plants are a sophisticated design choice, and, even better, they tend to be drought tolerant.