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Spring Tulip Guide | "Spring Green" (Viridiflora) | Ivory with green feathering on petals, a softer-looking choice.

"Spring Green" (Viridiflora)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Grand Style" (Single Late) | Hot pink and tall stem—always making a statement.

"Grand Style" (Single Late)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Dordogne" (Single Late) | Subtle color play of orange, red, rose, and yellow.

"Dordogne" (Single Late)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Blushing Beauty" (Single Late) | Huge bloom of straw yellow, blushing at base with salmon or pink.

"Blushing Beauty" (Single Late)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Green Star" (Lily-Flowered) | A starburst shape in white with green flames, shows up best against dark foliage.

"Green Star" (Lily-Flowered)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Virichic" (Lily-Flowered) | Pink with tawny yellow flames, morphing to purple with yellow flames.

"Virichic" (Lily-Flowered)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Flaming Parrot" (Parrot) | Bold example of two colors in one bloom, has serrated edges, begs to be a conversation piece.

"Flaming Parrot" (Parrot)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Maureen" (Single Late) | Tall, strong-stemmed, clear white, a spring border staple.

"Maureen" (Single Late)

Spring Tulip Guide | "Hocus Pocus" (Single Late) | Strong canary yellow with a scarlet flame, tall, a stunning cut flower.

Spring Tulip Guide

Collard Greens | Easy and versatile, collards have graced Southern gardens and tables for generations. A cousin to kale and cabbage, these nutritious, leafy greens thrive in the cooler weather of fall and early spring.

Collard Greens

Grasses & Succulents | Grasses and succulents have great textural contrast. 'Amazon Mist’ sedge grass combines wonderfully with creeping sedum and purple echeveria in this planting.

Grasses & Succulents

Leyland Cypress | Get creative with your containers. This living gate rolls open to let you in and rolls closed for privacy. The structure starts with a galvanized horse trough filled with soil and planted with arborvitaes. A wooden brace attached to an old piano dolly on the bottom allows the container to move with little effort.

Leyland Cypress

Mixed Succulents | A living arrangement of succulents demands little care and will last for years. The color of these containers brings out the colors in the plants.

Mixed Succulents

Hens and Chicks | Hen and chicks plants fill this vintage metal planter. The silver undertones of the leaves mirror the copper finish of the tub.

Hens and Chicks
  • Trish W
    Trish W

    Silver "mirrors" copper? Never thought of it that way :-)

Boxwoods | Potted boxwoods offer formal elegance with little maintenance. This large American variety creates a living wall in a line of concrete planters.

Cilantro, Parsley, and Chives Garden | Transplants of cilantro, parsley, and chives are at their best in late winter months, both in containers and in the ground. Plant them in a shallow box, as pictured, and use them as an outdoor centerpiece.

Cilantro, Parsley, and Chives Garden

Mixed Greens | Use textural leaves for a more modern look. An assortment of plants in shades of green anchors this backyard corner and adds depth in the small space.

Mixed Succulents | Use plantings to enliven your outdoor table. This shallow bowl of mixed succulents makes a great centerpiece.

Mixed Succulents

Coleus & Ivy | Frame colorful plants with a textured background. These vibrant ‘Molten Orange’ coleus provide a pop of color among textural grass plantings.

  • The Red Shutters
    The Red Shutters

    Love coleus!!!

Plant a Little Glass House | Terrariums are back, and they are as endearing as ever. There is no better way to minimize care while celebrating plant details. Those with an opening in the glass will need more frequent watering, but they minimize the risk of mold developing if too much water is added.

Plant a Little Glass House

Our Favorite Succulents | From broad-leaved to spiky to rosette shaped, there’s an endless array of succulent forms available. Mix and match different types for an ecclectic look or pick your favorite one and showcase it in a pretty container.

Our Favorite Succulents

How To Plant Succulents in Containers | Southern Living

How To Plant Succulents in Containers | Southern Living

10 Ways To Add Cottage Style: Plant Boxwoods

6. Plant Boxwoods
  • The Red Shutters
    The Red Shutters

    Always love boxwood!

  • dee iacobellis
    dee iacobellis

    Me too. They make such an elegant statement and they're so easy to trim.

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Space Savers | To make a small area look bigger, remove the lower branches that are growing at the sides of large shrubs, up to a height of 3 to 4 feet. Leave single or multiple trunks with branches and foliage only at the top