What are Ornamental Trees? These trees are usually small with special features like interesting bark, showy flowers, or eye-catching foliage. An ornamental tree also has a pleasing shape and fits easily into modern yards. This may seem like a tall order of outstanding characteristics, but the “ornamental” part of the description means that the trees are…
Creating a Beautiful Landscape
Ideas and inspiration, tips and opinions, guidance on style for your home landscape. I believe that most people with a little education n design concepts and exposure to great landscapes can create their own plans.
All Season Garden Color with Bold Foliage Effects, Masterful Contrasts
Be Bold with Color Foliage color is a fine way to introduce variation in all seasons; so consider the addition of variegated foliage, purple tinted leaves, golden and some of the other types of leaf or needle color. Flowers, combined for bold contrasts or subtle harmonies, are the glory of three of our four seasons….
More for me than you, Garden Planning
I haven’t surfed garden blogs in forever, it seems. But today was different and I garnered some great ideas that I hope to put to work for me this year. We’ll see. It all depends on both how diligent I am and how much traveling I need to do. (Since I am the sole gardener,…
What Makes a Low Maintenance Garden?
It is increasingly the Holy Grail of garden designs: making a landscape low maintenance. For many reasons, reducing the work load of our outdoor spaces has become a priority. We are busy with many activities We are aging Viewing flowers rather than weeding flowerbeds is preferable That is not the definitive list, by any means,…
How To Plant Dutch Bulbs For Fabulous Spring Flowers
Start Spring With A Big Pop of Color Apeldoorn Tulips | Though the usual sequence is to plant the bulbs in the fall for bloom in the spring, some growers cheat the system by chilling those sold for spring bloom. This is necessary for Southern gardens which don’t get the required cold temperatures. Presented here…
Low, Low Maintenance Spring Bulb Garden, Nothing Easier
Americans, especially Generation X, don’t want to be bothered with lots of gardening chores. Why would flowering bulbs appeal to people who want an easy, low maintenance garden? Find out. Your Home’s Style And Type of Garden Brightened With Bulbs Whether your home is formal or informal, there are plant pictures made with flower bulbs…
Ornamental Garden Trees For A Small Yard
A selection of some of the best small garden trees to give your place flower and foliage. There are so many ways to use these to create interest and year round beauty in your landscape.
Landscaping 101, A Mini Course
Plan To Landscape Your Own Yard And Garden Here is a quick course in planning your landscape- what to think about and where to find your information. There is so much excellent tutorial information available that any homeowner can design and install their own beautiful landscape if they wish to do it on their own….
We Went South …and now I’m wondering
South, as in the state of Georgia, and so you won’t hear me complaining about the interminable reappearance of cold in Ohio. Staying with my son who has a nice property right within Atlanta, he is like many young professionals, who just doesn’t feel the desire for lots of yardwork. Yet, he likes the idea…
Plant Fads: Mugo Pines and Stella D’Oro Daylilies
Fashion in gardening is not a bad thing in itself, but it is shortsighted, and that is not very advantageous when working with something that has a potential lifespan longer than your own.