Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs – When choosing plants for a winter container, see what is available in the garden. There are dozens of small flowering plants at this time of year, and while many are grown under deciduous trees, where they spread freely, many can also be grown in pots to add color inside the home.
An excellent example is Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite). It has bright yellow flowers offset by highly attractive leaves. You can also grow Cyclamen coum or its more tender relative, C. persicum. Cyclamen have sweetly-scented pink, red or white flowers through the winter months.
Climbing roses grace the trellises of English tearooms and the archways of European gardens. Climbing roses, a meandering sibling of the more traditional rose varieties, provides a unique floral embellishment to a garden landscape. Many growers believe that no garden is complete without some ornamental climbing roses.
Growing climbing roses for their intended purposes presents some challenges. Since they are not actual vines, which we know cling to the sides of buildings, fences and other structures, they don’t have their own support structure that attaches to surfaces. It is the job of the grower to manipulate the rose to weave and snake appropriately for the dramatic affect that only these roses can create.
Contemporary Planters For Upcoming Spring – When it comes to prepping your home for the arrival of spring, certain aspects cannot and should not be neglected and out of all the possible preparations existing none is as important as tending to the garden and any type of outdoor patio or balcony you might own.
Having a stunning and flourishing garden is the first sign of the coming of spring, the revival of nature and the beauty of emerging from anything long winter. But none of these feelings could be evoked in the absence of the most spectacular plants and flowers, growing and blooming in a continuous spectacle of life, much to the delight of guests visiting the house or the very residents of the property.
Landscaping With Edible Plants – The edible garden is one of the hottest landscaping trends today. Vegetable gardens, herb gardens, fruit trees, berry bushes – all are items that a landscaping company can use to transform a garden into a place where kids don’t just go to play, they go to eat. Parents benefit too; they can save on grocery bills by making dinner from ingredients grown in their garden.
Perfect spots for edible plants. Most yards contain a mixture of sunny spots and shady spots. Few edible plants will grow in the shade, but sunny areas can prove very useful.
Growing Shrubs: Size And Habit – Shrubs differ enormously in size. There are mat-forming plants such as the creeping rhymes, which will grow in a rock garden or between paving stones; there are small upright shrubs such as the lavenders, which can be used as part of a flower border or as low hedges, perhaps as a framework for a herb garden.
The Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) originated in Eastern Asia and was imported to the United States in the nineteenth century, with the intention of using it for ground cover. Currently, it thrives all across the southern and eastern states. This honeysuckle has not adapted to the northern states because it cannot handle the harshness of northern winters. In fact, it cannot handle any cold well.
The Japanese Honeysuckle can be rather vicious to other plants, from little shrubs to plants as large as small trees. Its shade can be downright deadly for plants that grow where this honeysuckle chooses to live. If the plants it starves of sunlight do not die, they will still not grow to their full potential and may lose their reproductive ability.