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Keep it Simple-Create a sensation by putting a single magnificent plant in a spectacular pot. Brian does it here with Sedum 'Angelina' in a 3-foot-tall rust-crusted urn. "There's elegance in simplicity," he says. "People tend to get too busy and complicated in their container plantings." Brian likes this golden sun-loving succulent for its heat and drought tolerance. Courtyards Gardens, Gardens Ideas, Chartreuse, Drought Tolerant, Plants, Buy Cheap, Planters, Cheap Plastic, Flower
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Repurposing materials in the garden is a great way to add budget-friendly accents to a cottage landscape. Think beyond a container's initial purpose and see what it can be used for. If a water fountain no longer retains water, fill it with soil for a cascading display of succulents, sedums, and other plants.
Perennial Planting Guide Tips for planting, storing perennials prior to planting, selecting digging tools, and mulching.
Phlox: Beloved by gardeners, bees, and butterflies, phlox adds showy flowers starting in early summer and continuing through the season. Many are also wonderfully fragrant, especially on warm, humid evenings. The scent can fill the yard -- or the house if you cut the flowers and bring them inside