Designing With Plants

Designing With Plants

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Welcoming all that can fly in, this natural garden is home to birds, bees, bugs, and even bats. It’s also populated with native and ornamental plants that are both beautiful and kind to the environment.
We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear—Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light.
Owners Brandon and Melissa took their interest for unique, sick, and unwanted plants, and turned 4 acres of mixed forest into a sanctuary for garden castoffs. Read the story on how their little business was sprung, now populated with over 1,000 species of plants.
Color, texture, and height—three things to make a statement in the garden. Nick McCullough guides us through experimenting with these three characteristics and the plants used to achieve unexpected and tasteful container garden combinations including drought-tolerant picks.
Tips to ensure your garden has a peaceful winter sleep with the help from three essential books from Timber Press, you can treat your garden to a restful winter slumber, and it will awaken healthy and fresh for a new season.
Containers are as complicated as they are chic — and worth every minute of your effort
Fresh combinations for container plantings from Seattle landscape designers Glenn Withey and Charles Price. 
Grasses, sedges and rushes are major players in gardens from coast to coast. But their textures, colors and toughness also have them headed for stardom in another role – as container plants. Here against a varied backdrop of settings at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, are examples of the tall and the small, the bold and the delicate – something for everyone.
The perfect balance of foliage and flowers, these container recipes from Ball Horticulture are guaranteed to delight
Plants that are great for containers and baskets
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