seasonal interest

  • plants in shades of red
    Design

    Designing a Garden With Sequential Color

    Every garden I design has a theme, even if it is just about color. A sequential color design is not created with the aim of one plant blooming after another,…

  • garden bed full of different foliage
    Design

    Jane’s Illinois Garden

    Today we’re visiting Jane in northern Illinois, who is sharing some views of her garden from different times in the year. I have been gardening on our four-acre property for…

  • plants with 4 season interest
    Design

    Plants with 4-Season Interest

    Conifers don't have to be the only plants you rely on for year-round interest in your garden. The following are a few plants that look great in every season thanks…

  • Need a screen but not a boxy hedge? Layering plants with different heights and seasons of interest creates a bermlike island bed that provides year-round movement, color, and texture—along with treasured privacy.
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    A Garden Design for Privacy and All-Year Interest

    Seven years ago a couple in Carroll, Iowa, built the backyard of their dreams—or so they thought. It ­included an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace, a patio, and a hot tub.…

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    Creative Combinations in Canada

    Be prepared to swoon. Christopher Garland sent in some images of his garden featuring gorgeous and creative combinations that will have you weak in the knees. Here’s what he had…