How to create layers in the perennial garden

Layers in the Garden – How To Create A Lovely Garden Design

When you tour gardens, do you wonder how beautiful blooms become a cohesive, colorful, season-long show? How do the plants blend so perfectly into a cool-colored, serene space, a riot of bright colors to excite the senses, or a contemporary, elegant green space designed for entertaining? While public gardens’ beautiful designs may be due to […]

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Cool Summer Garden – How To

Ah, summer. Do you look forward to long, lazy, stress-free months relaxing by the pool, sipping icy beverages in the garden with friends, or watching the hummingbirds’ acrobatics? Unfortunately, summer’s bliss often evaporates as the thermometer rises. It’s challenging to enjoy the garden view as sweat drips into your eyes. This is why you should […]

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Summer Gardens – 6 Tips for Gorgeous Garden Spaces

How are your summer gardens? When the heat of summer hits, gardeners aren’t the only ones drooping due to scorching temperatures and high humidity—perennial gardens often look tired, too. With a little planning and effort, though, your garden will remain lush and lovely throughout sweltering summer conditions. Water Just like us, plants get extra thirsty […]

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Perfect Perennials for your Garden

Do you know the perfect perennials to add to your garden space? We all love to save money in the garden. After all, annuals may provide a splash of color in borders, but it’s expensive and time-consuming to create gardens based on short-lived plants. Perennials, however, offer longevity. Plant once, give them a little TLC […]

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Perennial Groundcovers – 4 Perfect Landscape Additions

Do areas of your garden prove challenging? Maybe there’s a steep slope that makes mowing hazardous. Perhaps grass refuses to grow under your favorite tree. Or maybe torrential rain causes erosion along the side of your house. When faced with a tricky garden space, perennial groundcovers provide a pretty, practical solution! What Is a Groundcover? […]

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Drought Tolerant Perennials – 4 Fabulous Varieties

When you think about drought tolerant perennials, do you envision an arid landscape filled with rocks, cacti, and succulents? Think again! Many gorgeous gardens include lush layers of colorful blooms and fabulous foliage—but also contain drought-tolerant plants to enhance the garden’s sustainability. After all, as temperatures rise and many regions experience extended droughts, choosing plants […]

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Deer-Resistant Perennials – 4 Fabulous Varieties

Do you know about deer-resistant perennials? If you’re like most gardeners, you love watching hummingbirds pause for a sip of nectar, bees gathering pollen, and butterflies flitting among the flowers. Sometimes, though, adorable garden visitors turn into bullies, destroying beloved plants and wreaking havoc on your landscape. Even if you’re a wildlife advocate, what animals […]

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Cutting Garden Perennials – Top 10 List

Gardeners love beds filled with beautiful blooms, but many of us also adore bringing flowers inside to fill our homes with fragrance and color. While the locally-grown movement inspires fresh food raised in backyard gardens, it also led to the “garden-to-vase” trend—creating pretty, practical cutting gardens filled with seasonal blooms to fill vases throughout the […]

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Container Garden Planning – 3 Steps for Spring

After a long winter, spring’s arrival makes gardeners giddy. We’re ready to race outside, get our hands in the dirt, and create gorgeous gardens! However, for many areas, snow and freezing temperatures continue well past March 20, and the soil remains frozen. What’s an eager gardener to do? Plant a container garden! While tender annuals […]

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10 Inspiring Urban Gardenscapes From Around The World

Whether a restaurant owner is growing herbs indoors to have fresh ingredients or a family is growing a garden on their patio, urban gardening is a unique, challenging and fun way to get maximum gardening in minimum space. City dwellers living without backyards or land get creative with the space they have so that they […]

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