Posts tagged Evergreens

December 1, 2011

 

Plant Standards: Trained And Standing At Attention

We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.

January 13, 2011

 

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Winter Views

Garden designers suggest that a third of garden plants should be evergreen so that there is winter interest.

November 5, 2009

 

a group of bright yellow flowers.

Japanese Kerria

If you have shady areas in your garden you may like to try growing a shrub that is known as Japanese Kerria, a deciduous shrub for all seasons.

October 22, 2009

 

A branch of the shrub, Virginia Sweetspire, with a white flower.

Virginia Sweetspire

I have Iteas in both sun and shade in my Midwest garden, and it is one of the few shrubs that will flower in shade.

September 3, 2009

 

A house surrounded by an imaculate landscape of gardens and shrubbery.

Foundation Plantings

The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.

January 31, 2008

 

two yellow and orange tulip buds sprouting from a tulip tree.

The Tulip Tree (Or Yellow Poplar, Depending On the Season)

Trees are our oldest living organism; they have been on our earth for about 370 million years. One of the most beautiful varieties is the Tulip Tree.

January 25, 2007

 

a winter floral arrangement.

Winter Floral Arrangements: The “Facing” Arrangement

With only a few flowers we can craft attractive winter floral arrangements by combining them with different kinds of foliage.

December 1, 2005

 

berries covered in snow

Gardens without Flowers

Both private and public landscapes should captivate our senses during all four seasons of the year.

July 7, 2005

 

haning lobelia plant

Lobelia

The genus "Lobelia" is made up of as many different species as there are days in the year.

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