Finding time in our busy schedules for anything above and beyond the absolute necessary can be difficult. Finding time for a hobby that offers us peace and helps with our well-being can seem downright daunting and often unnecessary.
Designing a landscape can be overwhelming. With so many options available, knowing what to plant can be a challenge. But planning a new landscape bed or improving your landscape doesn’t have to be difficult when you follow these garden design tips.
Outdoor lighting should reach far beyond your front door and back porch. It can be both striking and beneficial, all the while extending your living area to make your outdoor living area useful at all hours of the day. Here are four reasons why every landscape should include outdoor lighting.
We plant flowers to welcome the spring and brighten our receding winter landscapes. We add color to the summer garden and often admire them from the comfort of our air-conditioned home. But the time of year when we step back outside to enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures, our gardens are often left barren. Leaving fall color to only the trees and the mums planted at your front door. Take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and extend your garden palette with these 5 must-have perennials for fall color.
If you’re looking to add some fragrance to your garden, look no further than Clethra. This summer-blooming shrub is covered with spicy-sweet aromatic blooms and is aptly known as Summersweet.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d choose Rose of Sharon to spotlight. But, the more familiar I become with White Pillar®, the more taken I am with its simplicity and elegance. Sure, it’s easy to ignore these summer-blooming behemoths — I’ve been ignoring them for years! They were always the last plant I ever took a customer to see when they were wanting blooms in the summer.
Deer grazing along a woodline forest creates an idyllic setting. But, this picturesque view of deer often doesn’t correspond well to our landscapes. Especially when you realize the grazing is happening on your hosta! Choosing deer-resistant plants will help you, your landscape, and the beautiful deer cohabitate.
Ornamental grasses provide a low-maintenance option that many homeowners are wanting. Caring for ornamental grasses often requires nothing more than watering during establishment and enjoying the spectacular texture and form the rest of the year. By March, however, your ornamental grasses become far more messy than magnificent. Here’s what you need to know about pruning your ornamental grasses.
Trends can be a bit exhausting. The compulsive need to have the latest cabinet color or the rattan purse Anna Wintour is telling me I must have – even though it will be out of fashion by the end of summer. Gardening trends, though, are much more forgiving. They are ideas and actions that we can keep expanding.
If you have ever planted a hardy mum in the fall and hoped for its return the following spring, only to be left with an empty spot in your garden, you’re not alone.
Yes, hardy does imply that your mum will survive the winter. It also suggests a shrug and a well, maybe from the garden center staff. Here’s why the term hardy doesn’t necessarily mean that your mum will survive the winter.