Install a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway in a weekend or less! Use these three DIY walkway ideas to add interest to your yard -- our easy how-tos walk you through every step of the process.
In south Louisiana, tropicals like gingers, bird of paradise plants, palms, banana trees and elephant ears are commonly used in landscapes. Typical mild to moderate freezes may damage tropicals in winter but rarely kill those that reliably return. Many of these tropicals would be less likely to survive the typical freezes of a north Louisiana winter.
If your garden has heavy clay soil you will not only find it hard to work with but find that many plants hate it. Learn how to improve both the texture of the clay soil itself and the poor garden drainage that results from heavy impacted clay.
This small garden maximizes usable space and creates the feeling of a tropical hideaway. The anchor plant in the right bed, Japanese fiber banana (Musa basjoo) is hardy to USDA Zone (Design by Heather Hardcastle)
Lawn gone, and driveway gone too! Don't have room for a patio? Put it on the garden and surround it with container plants. The Dancing Ladies Garden of Linda Ernst: Portland Garden Bloggers Fling | Digging