What are Ornamental Trees? These trees are usually small with special features like interesting bark, showy flowers, or eye-catching foliage. An ornamental 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 selected and bred to deliver in a big … [Read more...] about 3 Tips For Landscaping Successfully With Ornamental Trees
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.
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. Ways to Introduce Color Into Your Garden Everyone thinks of spring and summer … [Read more...] about All Season Garden Color with Bold Foliage Effects, Masterful Contrasts
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, traveling can really put a wrench into my gardening plans). OK. Idea #1 Growing a blue garden phlox called 'Moody Blues'. … [Read more...] about More for me than you, Garden Planning
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, but it does hit the highlights of why this style of … [Read more...] about What Makes a Low Maintenance Garden?
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 are some of the fine selections that you can plant in your own gardens to … [Read more...] about How To Plant Dutch Bulbs For Fabulous Spring Flowers
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 that will enhance the look and fit with the style. They are … [Read more...] about Low, Low Maintenance Spring Bulb Garden, Nothing Easier
Small Trees Ornament the Garden 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. The Best Garden Trees For Your Property For Flowers and Foliage Good reasons to give consideration to the choices you make when deciding to make a garden: Trees are one … [Read more...] about Ornamental Garden Trees For A Small Yard
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. Why would you? Well, economic reasons for one - landscaping is one of the … [Read more...] about Landscaping 101, A Mini Course
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 of a nice looking yard. So he talked with me about bulbs. I had him help a lot with our … [Read more...] about We Went South …and now I’m wondering
Mugo and clematis You would think that something as time honored as gardening would be immune to fads, but anything with the idea of "style" attached will have plenty of action between the "in" and "out" of fashion. Shrubs That Were Once "On Fire" I started thinking about this when looking at my two mugo pines. The phrase "in their heyday" came up in my mind, and it got me following a … [Read more...] about Plant Fads: Mugo Pines and Stella D’Oro Daylilies
I've been holed up at home because I don't like to go out in the cold when I don't have to, and I made my first infographic. One of the benefits of spending a little time on Twitter was the link to this site where I could try out a program that promises a good looking infographic even for beginners.It was a lot of fun to do, and maybe someone will be inspired to try making their garden plan … [Read more...] about Making Your First Garden Plan
Witch Hazel ushers in Spring On the whole, deciduous, flowering shrubs get short shrift in modern gardens. We know about lilacs and weigelas, perhaps, but are often discouraged from planting them given "lack of seasonal interest" as the rationalization for such advice. It is true that some of them shine only when in bloom. Flowering shrubs take a large space, and maybe that requires more … [Read more...] about Underestimated Flowering Shrubs