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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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Self-sowers, such as pink foxglove, naturalize freely—you can also help by harvesting their pods and sprinkling their seeds

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

This pergola, nearly engulfed by 'New Dawn' roses, serves as a perch for songbirds and hides the garage from view.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

A 'Jude the Obscure' shrub rose, yellow yarrow, and purple catmint form a classic cottage-garden combination.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Henry Hudson rose variety: This tough shrub sports clove-scented white blooms and makes a resilient hedge along sidewalks and driveways. Grows 3 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 5 wide in Zones 3-7.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Dwarf Korean Lilac 'Palibin': A dwarf spreading deciduous lilac with reddish-purple buds that open to fragrant pale-lilac flowers. Blooms profusely in mid-season, typically mid-May, and first flowers at an early age. Good for use in shrub borders or in groups to form a low hedge.

A Garden Designer's Favorite Shrubs

New Dawn rose variety: Fragrant shell-pink flowers cover this climber all season, turning into bright-red hips in fall. Grows 8 to 12 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide in Zones 5-9.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Plant Rhododendron for its bulky background foliage year-round, with the perk of spring color.

A Garden Designer's Favorite Shrubs

'Abbaye de Cluny': A fast grower with big, spicy-scented apricot blooms, this tidy hybrid tea has strong upright stems perfect for cutting. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide in Zones 5-10.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

This Malay Rose (Etlingera Venusta) from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden almost seems like two flowers in one.

36- to 40-inch-tall 'Festia Maxima' peonies kept upright with stakes surrounding the plant beds

How to Build a Diamond-Patterned Twig Trellis

Here it is nearly April, and we're finally seeing Snowdrops blooming here in the northeast!

Do Snowdrops Really Bloom in the Winter?

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

chase winter blues! plan your spring garden

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 :(

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 :(

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

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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 -

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

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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    It's gorgeous

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

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

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

Allium sphaerocephalon