Your landscape doesn’t need to be a time consuming chore if you plan your plantings right. These ten plants make it possible to grow a beautiful garden when you’re short on time or need it to be very low maintenance.
Looking for ideas for your garden beds? Whether you have just a few square feet to work with or the whole side of your house, you'll find great ideas for planting colorful borders in this article.
If you are anything like me, the dream is to have a gorgeous garden regardless of the time of year. Having a garden that is always colorful will take time, persistence, patience, and planning. Just like any other garden, a garden that is always in color will need updating and care as time goes on. Here are twelve items to consider when planning an ever-colorful garden.
Soil is the foundation and is key to the success of your garden. You can acheive strong results in a wide range of garden soil, although some soils are easier than others. The first important step is understanding the type of soil you have. Once you know this you can work on improving it so your garden is the best it can be.
Wintertime doesn’t have to be drab in the garden. Include at least a few of these recommended plants and you’ll have something beautiful to enjoy through the coldest months of the year.
It’s easy to pick out pretty plants at the garden center, but how do you know which plants will go well together in the garden or in your patio pots? We’re sharing 20 beautiful ideas with you here, complete with details like how much sun and water they’ll need to thrive.
Good soil prep is the key to successful gardening. Learn how to prepare a flower bed for planting.
Colorful plants that offer sweeping swathes of color are wonderful additions to landscapes. As I well know, filling those large spaces - I have a 60 foot by 8-foot bed where I fill in lots of space with annuals - can get expensive. I love how annuals provide constant, all-summer color and flexibility to change my color scheme. I also enjoy a good deal which is why I often choose fast-growing, wide-spreading annuals that I can depend on to fill the border with color. Here are some of my favorites for adding lots of color with not that many plants.
Shrubs are a key element for building good garden bones so it's important to get their placement right.
For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.