"With landscaping, you never seem to reach a point when you feel the job is complete."...author unknown
Summer Pruning...Pinch an Inch
By Tom Ogren
By Cheryl White
Plants that can cope with a slope
- asiatic jasmines
For the Fourth of July, or just being patriotic all summer long: create a garden of red geranium, blue lobelia, and white Queen Anne's lace.
Bowling balls make great "gazing ball" additions to the garden. Either by highlighting them on a piece of rebar, burying them, painting them, setting them in a clay pot - they're great.
Curves are friendly.
Mass plantings of annuals give a nice full effect and make a statement.
Put in walkways after you have walked the garden a few weeks. Then you'll develop a normal usable route.
Borrow your neighbor's landscape for extending your own view.
White goes with everything in landscaping colorful beds. It catches the eye and makes things look closer.
Plant in groupings of 3's 5's and 7's. It's a design consideration.
Do not plant trees that shed or produce nuts near the driveway.
Locate a water garden where you will appreciate it the most. The sight and sounds are wonderful.
Plants with the same growing conditions and water requirements should be grouped together.
Decide on native plants - it will be the salvation of our earth.
Think green as a color. Shade gardens have all sorts of green.
Less is more.
Plant for diversity.