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FrontScaping / This picture shows a home where the foundation bed was extended to include the driveway. Care was taken to choose plants that would stay short and narrow in height and width, but were substantial enough to make a presence. The driveway garden allowed the homeowners to install a custom address boulder-a very nice touch for this home.

Flora Tech: Biography

Grow seedlings in recycled containers as greenhouses. Any clear plastic container will do. Use paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls as a pot. When ready to plant, simply place the whole roll in the ground and plant.

foundation planting ideas | ... over 30 different porch designs plus walkway and landscaping ideas

Porch Landscaping Ideas for Your Front Yard and More

“Carol Mackie” features cream-edged leaves and fragrant pink flowers in spring. More shrubs for your garden:

Colorful Shrubs for Your Garden

Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen' Jensen Boxwood. Uses - Medium specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, foliage for holiday decorations. Substitutes - ‘Justin Brouwers’, ‘Suffruticosa’, 'Green Velvet', 'Glencoe, 'Green Mound', 'Green Beauty'

LAYING OUT: Planting Foundation Plants in Front of your Home.

A few of Todd Phillippis favorite foundation plants. Click on the image to enlarge the chart to a readable size.

Fundamentals of Foundation Plantings - Fine Gardening Article

A useful home landscaping guide -- what plants to use where around your home's foundation. here to find out more

Gravel around the foundation for drainage, plant shrubs along to help soak up water. Like the idea of the large rock to prevent erosion from the water spicket. Maybe a few cool pots or barrels with plants too? I like :)

VERTIGO and outdoor landscaping. - 4 Men 1 Lady

$50 fire pit using concrete tree rings. What a great idea.

The robot Automower will mow your lawn for you - like a Roomba for grass!

Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful. I need this to keep the slugs off my strawberries!

plantable seedling pots made from newspaper

Only cost $42 to make!!! Why do we never think of these things?! Such a great idea! Brick wall and stone on top!

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

Bombshell Garden Marker Spoons

Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutter downspouts. Guiding rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downspout into a pleasing water feature.

What is a rain chain?