Narrow shrubs are referred to as columnar in shape, and they are ideal for a small garden.
Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.
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.
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.
Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.
If you want to see a well-behaved garden, visit one that is about three years old.
Do you follow Gertrude Jekyll’s advice about always planting three, or multiples of three?
Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello combined the beautiful with the practical.
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.
We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.