Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun  normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall  24 wide. This drought-tolerant  hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Mixed Carpet Phlox - perennial; grows anywhere, even in poor, dry, sandy soil where other ground covers fail! No other plant spreads so lavishly, needs so little attention and flowers so profusely with so little care. Zones: 3-9 Light: Full Sun to Full Partial Shade - Cute Decor

Mixed Carpet Phlox - perennial; grows anywhere, even in poor, dry, sandy soil where other ground covers fail! No other plant spreads so lavishly, needs so little attention and flowers so profusely with so little care. Zones: 3-9 Light: Full Sun to Full Partial Shade - Cute Decor

I’m a big fan of good garden design, and architectural plants can go a long way towards curing any design flaws your garden is suffering from. Why? Because one of the major mistakes most gardeners make is lack of focus in the garden. When your beds start to look flat, or too busy, or not connected…chances are you really need some good focal points.

Using Architectural Plants in the Garden

I’m a big fan of good garden design, and architectural plants can go a long way towards curing any design flaws your garden is suffering from. Why? Because one of the major mistakes most gardeners make is lack of focus in the garden. When your beds start to look flat, or too busy, or not connected…chances are you really need some good focal points.

Use the frame from an inexpensive paper lantern. This will look awesome once it fills in!

Use the frame from an inexpensive paper lantern. This will look awesome once it fills in!

DIY mosquito trap.. need one right this minute. No yeast.  http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/31/diy-mosquito-trap/

DIY mosquito trap.. need one right this minute. No yeast. http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/31/diy-mosquito-trap/

These few arborvitae will eventually grow to be about 12 feet tall. When shopping for a living screen, look for plants that need the soil, light and moisture conditions that your site can supply, and check the expected mature height and width on the plant tag.

Backyard Privacy Ideas

These few arborvitae will eventually grow to be about 12 feet tall. When shopping for a living screen, look for plants that need the soil, light and moisture conditions that your site can supply, and check the expected mature height and width on the plant tag.

Pick three plants. Repeat. You can't go wrong.  // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Pick three plants. Repeat. You can't go wrong. // Great Gardens & Ideas //

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