Illuminating Yellow – Pantone’s 2021 Color Of The Year

Say hello to 2021! We’re already a few weeks into a brand new year. I hope you’re feeling as hopeful and optimistic about the future as I am! Have you started thinking about bright, uplifting color schemes for 2021? I’m planning to utilize Illuminating Yellow in my upcoming garden designs. It’s been named one of […]

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Great Garden Books: 19 Choices for a Winter Escape

With the holidays over and the garden still blanketed in snow, what’s a gardener to do to survive the cold, dark days of winter? Dream of spring blooms, of course! And what’s the best way to prepare for a new garden season? Rest, rejuvenate, and reap garden inspiration by reading great garden books! With thousands […]

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7 Superb, Classic Blue Perennials for Your Garden

Do you know that 2020 is the year of “Classic Blue?” For the past two decades, global color guru Pantone® proclaimed a “Color of the Year”—and trend followers everywhere quickly updated their wardrobes and interior décor with splashes of the anointed “it” color. But why limit Pantone’s trending hue to scarves and throw pillows? Instead, […]

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Great Gifts for Gardeners

As temperatures plummet and snow covers the landscape, garden season may seem ages away—unless you’re lucky to live in a warm zone! Most gardeners start counting the days until spring as soon as the first frost hits. They hoard seed catalogs and dog-ear interesting landscape designs in their favorite books and magazines. Even if the […]

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Perennials and Bulbs: Perfect Companions for Spring Gardens

If you’re like most gardeners, your mailbox overflows each fall with flower bulb catalogs, tempting you with stunning tulips and dazzling daffodils. Bulb companies know we need a burst of blooming spring beauty after enduring the cold, dark days of winter. After all, who doesn’t love the first spring snowdrop or cute crocus? Fall is […]

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16 Fabulous Fall Flowers

The lazy days of summer may be over, but it’s not time to put your garden to bed yet. In fact, the cooler autumn temperatures make it a perfect season to add more interest to your garden and extend its beauty with fall blooming plants. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite, fabulous fall flowers […]

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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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How to Create Continuous Interest in the Garden

If you’re like most gardeners, you dream of beds filled with perpetually blooming plants that add color and interest to your landscape all year long. Unfortunately, it’s a rare perennial that blooms from the first day of spring through first frost. But with a bit of planning and our seasonal bloom cheat sheet, it’s possible […]

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