Types of Gardens – Part 3 of 3

Tropical Gardens With today’s new hybrid tropical look-alikes, there’s no excuse to deny yourself a tropical slice of heaven regardless of your location of hardiness zone. You’ll want to plant hardy hibiscus in colder climes. They’re just as lush and vibrant as the tender varieties, and you’ll have a profusion […]

Types of Gardens – Part 1 of 3

There’s a garden type to suit every need and whim described below. Note the suggested plants, and supplement or substitute plants to suit your purposes. Formal Gardens Renowned for their geometric shapes, large sculptures and fountains, angular look and manicured perfection, formal gardens are most at home on formal, gated […]

Color in the Garden

The best thing about color in the garden is that nature knows no boundaries when it comes to color. Nature doesn’t care about complementary and harmonizing colors. In a completely natural setting, you’re apt to find blues and greens next to reds, oranges and purples. Nature is bold and playful, […]