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Best in Bloom

The ultimate inspirational plant list. See a plant you want to add to your landscape? Repin it!


Best in Bloom

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Use containers to create a glorious garden anywhere. Tips courtesy of TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook.

chase winter blues! plan your spring garden

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A top dressing of blue glass mulch elevates a simple Echeveria 'Lola' to a stand-alone accent container. Place a line of small potted succulents down the center of an outdoor table as a living tableau.

plants for plant killers :(

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Succulents are the plants that take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. No matter how much you forget to take care of them, they stay fresh. Whether you've got a black thumb of death (or just like to garden in the winter), here are a few fun varieties to green up your space.

plants for plant killers :(

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At first glance, this appears to be a petunia tree! But it's actually a really clever stand that holds container plants.

Webshots - Today's Photo

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The pink camellia flower, taken in the Savill Garden at Great Windsor Park, UK. Dreamy!

A tri-color butterfly bush? Wow.

  • Nenette West
    Nenette West

    Wow, so lovely. Wish I had one. I had a deep purple, a white and a pink one. they all died!☻

  • Heather Gibb
    Heather Gibb

    Butterfly bushes can be invasive, so please be careful

Prefer your succulents in shades of blue? Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient.

All you need to know for growing your own garlic, and all the reasons why you SHOULD grow your own garlic.

5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic -

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Ever wonder what Edelweiss, the flower Captain von Trapp sings about in The Sound of Music, looks like? Now you know.

If you’ve got a black thumb, flowering quince (Chaenomeles) is a good choice. Virtually indestructible, flowering quince tolerates climate extremes and neglect. This deciduous thorny shrub can stretch up to 8 feet wide, makes great natural fencing, and puts on a big show of blossoms in winter. Plant in spring or fall.

Winter Plants | Fall and Winter Gardening Ideas | HouseLogic

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Each one of the 16 trees in this gallery is more stunning than the next--from this beautiful Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon to a 144-year-old Wisteria in Japan and an orchard of Dragonblood trees in Yemen. Check it out.

16 Of The Most Stunning Trees In The World

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Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' is aprofusely flowering climbing shrub with pendulous racemes of white, delicate pea-like flowers – that hang up to 50 cm long! Fabulous along a wall or over a pergola!

Wisteria ‘Alba’ – White | Specials from Spalding Bulb

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Dwarf Lupins 'Gallery Mixture' Mix, with their compact growth and fantastic blend of colors, are great for the border. | Spalding Bulb

Dwarf Lupins 'Gallery Mixture' Mix | Plants from Spalding Bulb

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Nice color combo! Allium sphaerocephalon & Round Headed Leek with blue Eryngium as seen on sararaven.com

Allium sphaerocephalon

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Shrubs will provide your garden with lush, carefree beauty. Here, a flowering 'Limelight' hydrangea mingles with the cream-rimmed foliage of an Ivory Halo dogwood. | Photo: John Gruen

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

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

Shrub-Type Roses

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Plant fall crocuses now: The saffron crocus will bloom in 6 to 8 weeks; the spice can be harvested for cooking by removing the bright red stigmas at the center. | Photo: J S Sira/GAP Photos

6 Fast Fixes for August

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In a showstopping array of colors, sizes, and shapes, dahlias can play a leading role in your garden's summer finale | Photo: Donnelly-Austin Photography

Dahlias: Late Summer's Drama Queens

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'Limelight' hydrangeas, Ivory Halo dogwoods, and daylilies soften the street side of the fence. | Photo: John Gruen

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

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Flamingo cockscomb (celosia spicata) are known for their graceful, rosy pink flower spikes on 3- to 4-foot stems. Easy to grow, they're great for drying. In long-season areas, seeds may be started outdoors.

A layer of smaller petals along the inside of over-size blooms make the Lollipop Gerber Daisy a stand out in your garden. With a long bloom time, from spring to early frost, one plant can produce dozens of flowers in a single season.

Couldn't resist repinning this photo by Brad Wilson of Silene Polypetala, also known as the eastern fringed catchfly, a federally listed endangered species of the United States.

Flowers drape and spill over the sides of weathered wood containers on a sheltered flagstone patio that now fronts a 1950s house in Southern California. | Photo: Jennifer Cheung

Timeless Treasure Garden

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Sulphur cosmos, a no-fuss annual that's stouter than common cosmos. | Photo: Rob Cardillo

A Charming Garden With Planter's Punch

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Wood Violet: The moisture-loving wildflower commonly makes itself at home in woodlands, stream banks, and well-watered lawns. Violets are self-sowing, hardy groundcovers that bloom profusely over long periods in summer and may self-seed freely. | Photo: John W Bova/Photo Researchers/Getty

50 State Flowers to Grow Anywhere

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