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    These long-lasting blooms will take you into the fall with little to no fuss

    Low maintenance landscape

    Low Maintenance Landscape

    How to layer bulbs for successive blooms from early through late spring.

    Easy-care, low-growing, and long-blooming, 'The Fairy' rose has tiny pink blossoms from spring to fall, resists disease, and makes a fanciful groundcover. Up to 3 feet tall and wide. Needs full sun; average, well-drained soil. Zones: 5 to 9. | Photo: Susan Roth |

    Hydrangea vitals you need to know for maximum blooms. | Photo: Webb Chappell |

    Most people never begin a new landscape because they don't know where to start. I Have 8 Landscaping Tips for Beginners that will teach you How to Landscape - The Seasoned Homemaker

    Neon-red pinks (Dianthus) steal the show in this bed backed by airy blue 'Walker's Low' catnip (Nepeta racemes) and spikes of 'Pink Friesland' salvia (S. nemorosa). | Photo: Dale Horchner |

    Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to liven up your outdoor area. A little life and color goes a long way and if you're setting up for home like me, the work you do will have the added benefit of making your yard look better than blowing cash on flowers for one day.

    Chrysanthemum – Available as large individual showy blooms, or the spray variety. Very long lasting

    The perennial Allium works well with: • Bigleaf aster (Aster macrophyllus) • Star gentian (Gentiana cruciata) • Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna')


    The Secret to Long-Lasting Cut Hydrangea Blooms



    Two-Toned Chrysanthemums

    Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England

    Photo: Ralph Anderson | | from All About Hydrangeas