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Plan(ting) for Autumn

Plan(ting) for Autumn

By: Garden Design Before we "meet" again, it will officially be fall—the season of changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything! It's also time to get a jump-start on next year's garden with colorful trees, beautiful bulbs, and maybe even a new, more relaxing, garden...

3 Basic Principles of Landscape Design

3 Basic Principles of Landscape Design

Whether you’re improving your existing landscaping or starting from scratch, there are some principles of residential landscaping design you may wish to follow. These basic guidelines have proven to be helpful in creating landscaping that’s both functional and...

What to Plant for a Fab Fall Garden?

What to Plant for a Fab Fall Garden?

By: Garden Design If you're starting to think about what you might want to add to your garden this fall, we have a few ideas for you, including plants with berries for year-round color, plus others that will make your fall beds and containers the envy of the block....

End of Summer Blues

End of Summer Blues

By: Garden Design Does the rapidly approaching end to summer give you the blues, or make your heart sing? I, for one, am looking forward to fall. The cooler temperatures (it's been a hot one here!) will be a welcome relief not only for us, but for our plants too! I'm...

Small Garden, Big Potential

Small Garden, Big Potential

By: Garden Design Do you need help realizing the full potential of a small outdoor space? Or, do you have smaller areas within a larger landscape that could use some attention? This week, discover great plants and get inspired to create amazing— yet smaller—outdoor...

Late Summer Color, Multi-Tasking Plants, and More!

Late Summer Color, Multi-Tasking Plants, and More!

By: Garden Design Are you desperately seeking some fresh color for your late summer garden? How about a plant that can multi-task? Looking for advice on how to help your summer-weary plants thrive? Or, are you new to gardening and not even sure where to begin? Look no...

Showstopping Plants for Your Garden

Showstopping Plants for Your Garden

By: Garden Design Who wants to take a quick trip to the tropics? This week, we take a look at some hardy & tropical beauties, visit a lush garden that features foliage over flowers, and get ready to celebrate Summerific Week. We also challenge you to learn how to...

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

By: Garden Design This week, you'll see summer flowers and a front yard yard design that works with nature and not against it. You'll also find ideas on how you can support pollinators in your own garden, plus find out what you need to get in the ground now for a...

Summer Care Tips for Your Garden

Summer Care Tips for Your Garden

By: Garden Summer Keeping your garden looking its best in summer can be a challenge with the heat and humidity (or lack of!)—not to mention extra watering, weeding, and a whole new round of pests. What worked in spring to get your garden looking great probably needs...