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The true Scotch Heather, with silvery-pink blooms over a long season on groundcover plants.

The true Scotch Heather, with silvery-pink blooms over a long season on groundcover plants. for the front garden

Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' | by Melissa-Gale

Dragon's Blood Sedum - This plant is a succulent, only 3 or 4 in tall, that forms a dense mat. In summer, it's covered with star-shaped crimson flowers. In autumn, the deep green foliage takes on a maroonish cast - KT - ground cover

Wire mannequin trellis

Fun reuse of an old dress form! >> ZsaZsa Bellagio: The Enchanted Garden.another great wire dress form.thinking maybe you can make one out of chicken wire?

"The morning-glories on the wall fling out their purple trumpets to the wind." - Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen (1832–1911), "October," c.1866

Morning Glory Vines

Morning glory--for the trellis by the back door. Morning glory--for the trellis by the back door. Morning glory--for the trellis by the back door.

evergreen bushes, hide foundation #landscape #yard #planter

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

selecting varieties that offer different shapes and colors. 'Blue Shag' white pine, 'Montgomery' blue spruce, and 'Silver Whispers' Swiss stone pine combine beautifully with 'Profusion White' zinnia, for example. A perfect "Randi" grouping!

It's the simple things that make life worth living.  Like white fences and pink trees.

Spring is here. It's the simple things that make life worth living. Life white fences and pink trees.

Shrubs for Shady Spots: Sumac, Azalea, Rhodie, Camellia, Kerria, Hydrangea, Pieris, Summersweet, Serviceberry, Mountain Laurel, Daphne.  Lower front yard and along north front fence!

Shrubs for Shady Spots

Although it's considered a small tree, sumac has a compact, shrublike form that will fit into almost any size landscape. Botanic Name: Rhus typhina Light Conditions: light shade, full sun Size: 6 feet tall and wide Zones:

Alliums for the flower garden. How to grow alliums, what variety to choose. Hardy. Easy. Not susceptible to any serious plant diseases or pests and even ornamental alliums are deer and rodent resistant because they are technically members of the onion family.

How to Grow Alliums, Allium, Flowering Onions

How to grow alliums, what variety to choose. Not susceptible to any serious plant diseases or pests and even ornamental alliums are deer and rodent resistant because they are technically members of the onion family.

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow | Fine Gardening   Knockout Roses:  No pruning, full sun to light shade Knock Out® series roses (Rosa  Knock Out®)

Never-ending Roses - they contribute to the garden nearly nine months of the year. Knock Out® roses require no pruning to rebloom and are disease and pest resistant, so their value is assured.

Hostas and Impatiens make a nice combination, and are good companion plants.

Hostas and Impatiens make a nice combination, and are good companion plants. White impatiens please!

Top 10 Most Colorful Winter Landscape Plants by deana

Colorful Winter Landscape Plant: 'Purple Diamond' Loropetalum, purple all year round, pink spidery flowers in spring or when pruned, low maintenance

Asperula Odorata -- Bluestone Perennials shade loving fragrant groundcover!

Asperula Odorata (Sweet Woodruff, Galium odorata)

Sweet Woodruff aka Galium odorata - fragrant flowers in May and a good ground cover for shade where only moss will grow. Can be very aggressive but not when in dry shade

Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Alyssum grows 6-12 inches tall and thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. In warmer regions this plant can be short lived, so replant every year or two. You can grow perennial alyssum from seeds or nursery transplants. Botanic Name: Aurinia saxatilis Zones: 4-7 Light: Full sun

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. - Flower Beds and Gardens

Variegated Weigela: The perfect flowering shrub for bird lovers!  Flowering from late spring into fall.  I want one!

Variegated Weigela: The perfect flowering shrub for bird lovers! Flowering from late spring into fall. Without pruning they can reach huge messy cottage-y proportions.

Yellow Stonecrop (Sedum Acre) forms a dense carpet of fleshly, green leaves and countless star-shaped yellow flowerets. This evergreen plant is a ground cover that holds its leaves in winter. Seen on: http://www.spaldingbulb.co.uk/product/yellow-stonecrop/

Ground cover - Yellow Stonecrop (Sedum Acre) forms a dense carpet of fleshly, green leaves and countless star-shaped yellow flowerets. This evergreen plant is a ground cover that holds its leaves in winter.

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