Posts tagged garden design

June 5, 2014

 

sky pencil

Living Columns

Narrow shrubs are referred to as columnar in shape, and they are ideal for a small garden.

September 26, 2013

 

globe thistle

Textured Flowers

Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.

August 22, 2013

 

peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 1, 2013

 

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Eye-Catching Chartreuse

I have recently become besotted with chartreuse foliage, even though, or perhaps because, it is a color that I have never been able to wear.

July 4, 2013

 

luminous white blossoms

Luminous White Blossoms

Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.

June 20, 2013

 

mature gardens

Mature Gardens

If you want to see a well-behaved garden, visit one that is about three years old.

April 11, 2013

 

bluebell drifts

Drifts Of Color

Do you follow Gertrude Jekyll’s advice about always planting three, or multiples of three?

March 21, 2013

 

monticello gardens

Beautiful, Yet Practical

Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello combined the beautiful with the practical.

February 2, 2012

 

Modernist garden design

The Modernist Movement In Garden Design

What is known as the Modernist movement in garden design evolved during the 20th century. It is well described by Jane Brown in her book The Modern Garden.

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.

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