Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.
To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.
Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.
There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.
Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.
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.
Having trouble with bindweed taking over your gardens? Moya explains the best way to get rid of them, on this Focus on Flowers.
In Autumn, not only do the colors in the garden seem richer and more mellow, but textures also assume a more dominant role in plantings.
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
Time to rake up those leaves and plan for the year ahead.