Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment

Water Garden: Place For Relaxation And Enjoyment – If you have a spacious backyard you have probably spend considerable time debating what you should do with it. For some families it becomes a play space, essentially filled with climbing equipment, a sandbox and toys. For other families they want to utilize the space by creating an oasis and a refuge from the daily stresses of life. Water garden can be the key to that retreat. Continue Reading

Year-Round Container Gardens: Designing Tips

Year-Round Container Gardens: Designing Tips -With the ever-increasing array of containers from all over the world to choose from and a dazzling range of plants to fill them, it is hardly surprising that maintaining a mobile container gardens have become perhaps the most popular gardening activity. Millions of pots, window boxes and hanging baskets are planted up twice or even three times a year and as many again feature permanent planting. Continue Reading

Spring Plants: Climbers

These are among the most dramatic and rewarding garden plants, lifting your eyes skywards as they reach towards the sun. They are ideal for beautifying walls, fences and ugly outbuildings, and can also be draped over pergolas to provide welcome shade, or used to carpet banks. Some have spectacular flowers that emerge in spring and can be deliciously scented. Others are grown for their leaves, while the evergreens provide year-round interest.


Clematis. There is a clematis for virtually every season of the year. All the following, group 1, flower during the spring on the previous year’s growth. Prune the bushes after flowering.

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Romantic Gardens – Then & Now

The romantic garden is basically a dream – a garden of bowers and gazebos, of scent and pastel colors, where plants grow with soft, arching habits and sweet-smelling flowers that never outgrow their allotted spaces. Birds flit from branch to branch, ferny foliage is reflected in still pools and nearby are the sound of waterfalls.

There is no reason why we cannot have a romantic garden in a modern setting. The most important things are colors and scent. The colors should be soft and gentle; pale pink, buff and white are romantic colors, and the flowers should be prolific. There are many new and old roses with pretty colors and delightful scents, which will flower for long periods and will not outgrow their spaces.

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How To Create Your Special Garden

How To Create Your Special Garden – Many of us want a beautiful garden to relax in and to show off to our neighbors or anyone who happens to pass by our house. When we get this great idea to landscape our yard we get the itch to start before our time – but before we start digging into the soil we first need to slow down, sit down, and design it. This means that all those plans in your head need to be put on paper.

Examine your yard (front and back) and imagine in your head what you want to see in your garden. Make a list of everything you want it to have. This list can include trees, flowers, herbs, shrubs, a fountain, and even a pond if you have enough space.

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Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs

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.

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