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Knockout roses and hostas planted along fence.. Love for the side of our house. I would probably do Hydrangea or Peonies, but I love this concept, and will definetly attempt this this summer...

The winners of Photography Contest 2011: Roses!

Coleus 'Redhead' - wow....the red is a dramatic look.....

An entire site with 'recipes' for containers. They list the flowers needed and where to plant them in your container.

Container Gardening - Combination # 6

Three Dogs in a Garden: One Simple Change..coleus

Three Dogs in a Garden: One Simple Change

"Goldilocks" creeping Jenny, "Burlesque" pigeon berry, Madagascar dragon tree, calibrochoa and coleus combine to make a beautiful container garden. Perfect combo for a window box or long planter.

Creative Container Gardens

Shade garden beds with red/burgundy from Coleus & green from Hosta & Potato Vine

Old Rosedale Gardens in Livonia Michigan

pink orchids

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look. Beautiful front porch addition

March | 2011 | Ottawa Garden Design

Pink Roses


Winter Urns, a tutorial

5th and state: Winter Urns, a tutorial


Scenes from my Weekend - lark&linen



Frame your deck steps using a mix of grasses, plants, bushes, vines, and annuals. They create a great first impression and set the scene for the lavish on-deck plant displays.

8 Deck Upgrades

Tips for Growing a Lemon Tree in a container.

Mosquito repelling "Creeping Thyme" plant. It has citronella oil that makes it smell lemony. Put in planters on the patio.

another pinner said : Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up

Gardening: Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Angel White Lilac

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year – spring and fall.

Lily of the valley - vigorous bulb with charming & fragrant flowers - does well in part sun & shade.


forsythia -landscaping around deck