Garden tips and images. I have been a gardener all my life and a landscape designer for almost 30 years so where I can, I will share my knowledge and passion for gardens.
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shade garden

Cambridge, Gray Gardens

I wonder if I can make my old shed look this pretty?

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potager garden

Calling it Home: August 2011

The visual appeal of the kitchen garden is extremely important. The kitchen garden is not solely concerned with food but also with beauty. In French it’s called a potager (love that word!) - what’s grown in the garden is served at the table.

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Garden accent

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Betsy Leavitt

Lavender/ purple garden.

Satumaisen luonnonmukainen puutarha

garden detail stone life begins on the day you start a garden

(via TumbleOn) - Gardening- a creative journey

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Plants don't necessarily have to grown in the container.

A visit to Chanticleer: Hydrangeas & House Garden | Digging

Sedum sarmentosum - Spreads rapidly, almost invasively. Good for extremely poor soils. Idea for planting along ditch.

It's Not Work, It's Gardening!: Stringy

how to curve a front landscape | ... up from in front of the old bed running along the front of the house

Green Slate » Using the Lasagne Method to Create Perennial Beds

yews, salvia and sedum

My front landscape bed finally started blooming! Day lilies salvia, sedum, mini shasta daisy, burning bush, dense yews. In front of rocks were pink phlox but the bunnies ate them…

Chartreuse and White. I planted several ‘variegated plants’ including the shrubs Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’, Cornus alba ‘elegantissima’, Salix I. ‘Hakuro Nishiki’, and the Hosta S, Frances Williams. For the chartreuse colors I planted a golden hop which spills over the top of the bench, and lots of alchemilla mollis., and Hemerocallis ‘Ice carnival’- which is a soft pale yellow day lily.

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How and when to Divide Hostas

How to Divide Hostas

How to Divide Perennials How & When

How to Divide Perennials - How & When | The Homestead Survival

hyacinth bean vine...grows so fast and is so showy/FRAGRANT-Will help to lure Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your habitat. Plant with Moonflower Vine which is also fragrant! May grow up to 20 Ft. high. Perfect planted by a birdbath on a trellis.

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Weed identification

Weed Identification Guide

Creeping Charlie weed. Pull, mulch, herbicide.

Weed Identification Guide

phlox path

Winnetka Res 3 flagstone path & steps through foliage that feels very much like the forest...


Solar Powered String Lights | Buy from Gardener's Supply

Solar-Powered String Lights

Late winter/early spring checklist for prepping the gardens

It's Not Too Early To Get Outside

Prune early bloomers in spring after the first flush of growth. Don't cut subshrubs like lavender and rosemary back in fall or winter. Wait until after the first growth in spring.

Pruning Subshrubs

breezeway to garage, but completely enclosed with a wall of windows

Before and After Portfolio | Terracotta Properties

Identify unknown plant's within a minute. Read best free plant identification apps that identify plants using camera.

Best Plant Identification Apps