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Lesson Plans in an Iowa Garden

Working through 30 years of summer breaks and then retirement, two Iowa teachers molded an empty backyard into an A landscape. Strolling through their gardens offers lessons in creating a great yard with a limited budget and lots of patience.

Lesson Plans in an Iowa Garden

Captains Adventure Hosta Height: 16-18" Bulb Size: No 1 Naturalizing: Yes Perennializing: Yes Grow In Containers: Yes Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 Suitable Zone: 3 - 9 Planting Time: Spring Planting Depths: 1-2" Planting Spacing: 32-36"

Shop Fall Flowers and Flower Blubs at Holland Bulb Farms

Hillside landscaping without having to spend your life savings on terracing. Step by step instructions. So cool.

Chuck Does Art: Landscaping: Shady Hillside

from bear & lion

theme thursday :: this years garden ideas!

theme thursday :: this years garden ideas!



I actually did this on the side of the house garden. Only I used potted hostas. Wanted something in the corner. (potted succulents on rustic ladder)

ABC das Suculentas: Escadas

from Four Generations One Roof

Flower Bed Makeover {Before and After

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from Country Living

7 Landscaping Tips

Lesson 4. Take a "less is more" approach to color."When all kinds of colors aren't fighting for your attention," he adds, "you actually see contrasting shapes and textures." This composition includes: Verbascum chaixii; Hosta 'Sum and Substance'; Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'; and Iris pallida 'Variegata.' Read more: Landscaping Tips from Sean Conway - Garden Design Ideas - Country Living

7 Landscaping Tips

Knockout roses and hostas planted along fence-perhaps along west side of house?


from Gardeners Supply

10 Great Plants for Shade Gardening

Plants for Shady Gardens: Astilbe. Known best for their colorful flower plumes, many of the newer astilbe varieties also have showy foliage that may be bronze, pale green, blue green, dark green or wine red. If you choose varieties with different foliage colors, bloom times and heights, they can add lots of interesting color and texture throughout the season.

10 Great Plants for Shady Gardens: Gardener's Supply

March | 2011 | Ottawa Garden Design