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Cottage Garden Style
Cottage gardens offer informal charm and beauty. See the best cottage garden plants and cottage garden design ideas to start your own cottage garden.instantly bring cottage charm to a garden. Some of the essentials are picket fences , brick or gravel paths, structures, such as an obelisk, or arched gate. And ornaments like sundials or armillaries. The plants themselves consist
-Arranging flowers is easier than you think. Here's how to create a perfect bouquet of cut flowers. Choose a container that will complement your bouquet with its size, shape, and color. A flared opening allows stems to lean naturally. Aim for bouquet of 1 to 1-1/2 times the height of the vase. For a mixed bouquet, gather 5 varieties of flower and 2 types of leaves. Fill your plain vase with room temperature water. Visualize the arrangement with any circle. Now, divide the circle into 3 equal parts. Plan to place 1 stem of each plant variety in each of the 3 parts. To create a long-lasting bouquet, strip off lower leaves and cut each stem in an angle. You'll need several stems of each plant. Start with 1 type of leaves. Place each stem at an angle to form a web that will hold the other stems in place. A vase of leaves brings any bouquet to life. It makes an arrangement look fresh from the garden. The star of your bouquet is the largest most dominant flower. Shapely lilies like this allow smaller secondary flowers to have supporting roles and fit in nicely. For color, variety, and interest, add the supporting cast. Roses, lycianthes, and snapdragons are good choices. Finish your bouquet with fillers. Fillers can be flowers or leaves. Bupleurum and fern complete this arrangement. Adjust the stems to perfect the arrangement. Tucking in [unk] as needed. Now, your bouquet is ready to enjoy.
Top Evergreens for Your Landscape
Add four seasons of beauty to your landscape with evergreen trees and shrubs.fantastic pendulous branches that arch down, giving the plant a graceful look. White pine is another garden standby that can get very large. It features long, soft, blue green needles that dance with the breeze. Dwarf white pine varieties such as blue shag stay much smaller. Blue shag only grows about 6 feet tall and wide and keeps its mountain
Top Shade Garden Plants
Discover beautiful and easy-to-grow plant varieties to add color and interest to shaded spots in your garden or landscape.
Bring Your Backyard to Life
No matter where you garden, you can turn your outdoor space into a year-round haven for birds, butterflies, and a host of other creatures. Armed with our short list of must-have plants for wildlife, any gardener can create a backyard that’s as invitifor people and plants. Isn't it time, you lay out a natural welcome mat for your neighborhood wildlife? I'm James Baggett with Better.tv.
Find out how easy it is to have late-season color and blossoms in the garden all the way until frost. Check out these great perennials that will create fall fireworks.the home garden as people learn that it's not the cause of hay fever . Best of all, of all the flower perennials we've talking about today, they all make great cut flowers. There's no reason not
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Water Garden Plants
-Water gardens add drama to any landscape. Whether you have a large water garden like this one or small compact feature, there are some things you need to keep in mind to have success. Aquatic plants come in 3 basic types; floaters, bog, and surface plants like water lilies and lotus. Floating plants have long root systems and literally float on the surface of the water. They help add oxygen to the water for your fish and their long root systems keep the water clear. Bog plants grow in the edges of your pond providing fish place to spawn and softening the edge of your garden. Plants in this category include arrowhead, iris, parrot feather, cattail, and papyrus. Finally, water lilies or lotus are the crowning touch to a water garden. Not only are they spectacular, but their large flat leaves cover the surface of the water shading it, which helps limit the growth of algae. A mix of these plants make the garden look more natural and will keep your water clear.