Combinations

  • Design

    Plant Collecting in Colorado

    Kathy Lariviere sent in today’s photos. When we moved to this Colorado Springs, Colorado, house almost seven years ago, I vowed that I would try to keep my plant addiction…

  • Design

    Peak-Season Combos

    While most people tend to divide the gardening year into four seasons, I like to divide it into three time periods: planning, working, and enjoying. Winter is for planning. It’s…

  • Design

    Break the Houseplant Rules

    I started collecting houseplants in 1979, right about the time I found James Underwood Crockett’s houseplant book, Crockett’s Indoor Garden, at a garage sale for 50 cents. I was a…

  • Article

    Gardening as an Art Form

    Istvan Dudas, the gardener for a private estate garden in the UK, shared his dreamy, magical perennial borders with us earlier this year, and he’s sent some more images of…

  • Design

    A Cottage Garden in Connecticut

    Greetings from Darien, Connecticut. My name is Andrea Huntington, and I've enjoyed working on my cottage gardens at my 1780s home. This little garden includes foxglove (Digitalis purpurea, Zones 4–9),…

  • Article

    The Tranquillity of Winter

    Linda Skyler shared these images of a really incredible garden. She writes: "Although this seems a very uneventful time of year at the Bloedel Reserve, the tranquillity of walking through…

  • Collection

    Slideshow: Plants That Like It Hot

    Are you ready to bring a blaze of color to your container creations this season? Gain inspiration by clicking here to view an array of exuberant color combinations, carefully balanced…

  • Design

    Pick the Perfect Purple

    Learn how to use different shades of this coveted color to create a desired effect

  • Sponsored Content

    Festival™ Burgundy corydaline

    Cordyline hybrida var. JURred 'Festival™ Burgundy'

    This basal branching cordyline combines the rugged easy-care attributes of its cordyline cousins with an unusual mix of shiny dark color, compact bushy form, short stems and cascading grass-like leaves.

  • Plant Guide

    ‘Black’ hens & chicks

    Sempervivum 'Black'

    Hens & chicks are always a welcome sight, and this exciting 'Black' variety is a newer take on the old favorite.