Category: Garden Design

ECHIVERIA

ECHIVERIA

Echiveria is a plant that has found a home in my garden. It is not a hardy plant in my zone 6 garden, so it requires that I dig it up in the fall...

Hypertufa for Your Garden

Hypertufa for Your Garden

Gardening is full of mistakes, you just can’t give up I am always looking for new ways to display plants in my garden. I also am a fanatic about conifers and a long time...

Viburnum

Viburnum

Viburnums – Three seasons of Interest. Viburnum dilitatum is one of the several viburnums in my garden. It is an outstanding shrub that blooms vigorously and then produces an outstanding display of berries. For...

Picea orientalis 'Skylands'

Picea orientalis 'Skylands'

Oriental Spruce The Oriental Spruce is a conifer that makes the average garden look great. In most cases conifers are evergreens, however there are a few exceptions . As winter approaches and leaves drop,...

Making The Cut –  Pruning Trees

Making The Cut – Pruning Trees

Pruning the trees in your yard does not have to be a difficult process. However bad pruning is done regularly by some professionals and many unknowing homeowners. Following a these few simple steps will...

Plant Combinations

Plant Combinations

Getting the right plants together in you landscape is not easy. Right amount of sun, right soil conditions, and the hardest part ” looking good together”. Japanese Maples are easy to grow in full...

Easy Care Perennial with Standout Foliage

Easy Care Perennial with Standout Foliage

Yellow Comfry – Symphytum grandiflorum ‘Goldsmith’ “Goldsmith” can be easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Mine grows in average soils, eastern exposure in my zone 6 garden....

In My Garden

In My Garden

Garden Accoutrements  Garden design should not stop with shrubs and perennials.  Garden Art, found treasures, created artwork,  whatever you call it,  consider  adding  it to your garden.  Around  my  backyard pond, I have included...

Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple

Hypertufa Container Try making a container with just two plants. This container has just two perennials. Heuchra Midnight Rose and a mini Sedum.  The texture of the Heuchra is a nice contast to the...