Tag Archives: garden design

We Love Caladium ‘Modern Art’

Caladium Modern Art Horticulture

We love Caladium ‘Modern Art’ for its stunning foliage that is perfect in container gardens as well as in the garden bed. In containers, ‘Modern Art’ is the focal point, the plant around which the design is based. In the …

Why This Works – Garden Design

Horticulture Civic Garden Center Garden Design

  One of the best ways to study good garden design is to explore your local parks and gardens. A few minutes from the offices of Horticulture magazine is the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. We spied this little …

A Garden is Reborn

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Last summer, when I was weeding and edging the focal bed at the adopt-a-plots in Ault Park, I stood back and took a good, hard look at the garden. Its time had come and gone—the garden was ready for a …

Adding Structure to the Garden

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Thoughtfully placed structures, trees and shrubs have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your garden. Knowing where to add these elements simply requires a slow walk around the garden.         Understanding the Bones …

Gardening Patience

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When starting a new garden one must remember to have patience, lots and lots of patience. After more than 15 years of gardening I should know better than to expect a miraculous transformation with two flats of plants. But, that is …

Tips for Growing Roses in Containers

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Growing roses in containers is a lot like growing them in your garden bed. The same keys to healthy roses apply: sun, great soil, fertilization, ample air circulation and consistent watering.

Book Review: Cultivating Garden Style

Cultivating Garden Style

Cultivating Garden Style Inspired ideas and practical advice to unleash your garden personality by Rochelle Greayer 324 pages 2014, Timber Press List price:  $35.00, hardcover Fans of Rochelle Greayer’s Studio ‘g’ blog and the gardening newspaper/magazine Pith + Vigor will …

The Best Flower Bulbs to Pair With Perennials

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Mixing spring-flowering bulbs among perennial plants is a good garden design strategy because the bulbs (especially early-flowering types) will provide color and interest before and while the perennials emerge and develop. Then, the perennials will distract from the bulbs’ foliage …