Can you tell I am addicted to succulents?
Can't get enough of them, and no garden is complete without a few,(or who am I kidding, ... dozens), of succulents, as well as some complementary bromeliads such as Dyckias and Aechmea recurvata cultivars that can handle full hot sun. Again, even if nothing ever bloomed here, the color contrasts and variations on a theme complement each other. Echeverias, Sedums, Aloes, I could actually design a garden only using these 3 plant groups, but not being a real minimalist, I've never tried such a…
colour orgy II
Chelsea Flower show 2009 ... I was lucky to visit this incredible show again this year. Fascinating how the creativity in gardening seems to never end. Breathtaking flower arrangements and fantastic solutions for small, urban gardens. One cannot imagine what is possible even when there's only a few square metres you have to build a garden in. I'm stunned by how the plant/flower nurseries got their "fosterlings" in such great shape exactly on the date. I wish I would have had more energy to…
24 of the Best Perennials That Will Thrive in Clay Soil
Clay soil can make gardening tough. It doesn't let water drain easily, and it bakes solid when dry. It doesn't, however, mean you can't grow gorgeous plants anyway. These tough perennials all will grow well in heavy clay.
Turn an ugly tree stump into a beautiful planter! – Your Projects@OBN
It is not uncommon for garden owners to get stuck with an unsightly tree stumps in their garden. They usually occupy prominent places, too, since those stumps were once beautiful trees. One may have even been the centerpiece of your garden! You'd want to be rid of them, yes, but removing t ...
PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea Seeds and Plants, Perennial Flower Garden at Burpee.com
Berry beautiful and berry prolific, this ruby-toned beauty produces a floriferous flurry of rose-purple 3-4" flowers with dark rose centers. This outstanding variety, an All-America Selections winner, produces a continuous flower show through the summer. Full-bodied, well-branching 20-24" plants require little dead-heading or upkeep.