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Pay Attention to Plant Habits: Plants develop different shapes as they grow. Some have a narrow, upright look; others are mounded; and others gracefully weep like this golden 'Viridis' Japanese maple. Combine plants with various habits to make your landscape more intriguing. Via Better Homes and Gardens
A great garden includes more than just plants. Incorporate a structure, such as an arbor or pergola, a fence, or a stone retaining wall. Choose a material that complements your garden style and fits within your budget.
Top Fragrant Houseplants Take a look at this slide show for house plants that will make your house smell great!
Creeping Phlox-ground cover-Pink, white, purple, red, and bicolors with darker-colored eyes abound in spring on this perennial groundcover. Perfect for edging sidewalks and walkways, this slow-growing perennial likes full sun and well-drained soil. Creeping phlox won't become a rowdy neighbor to the tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs that look charming planted with it
..."Consider the Lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6:28b-29 Love, love LOVE Lilies!
Use Layers in the Garden: Some of the best gardens use layering -- where you combine layers of plants that grow at different heights. This is a great example; the white alyssum and purple-leafed lobelia in the front set the stage for taller tulips and butterfly flower, which are in turn backed by society garlic and a wall topped by glowing pink bougainvillea.