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Landscaping Design Using Evergreens

Landscaping Design Using Evergreens

Landscaping Design Using Evergreens – Due to their all-year appeal, vigorousness and long life, evergreens are worth their small additional cost over deciduous trees which lose their foliage during winter. Evergreens have a wide range from broad-leaved shrubs, such as laurel and rhododendrons to cone-bearing pines and distinguished spruces.

Markedly effective as windscreens, the giant spruces and firs are commonly used not only for their attractiveness, but also for their shape. Furthermore, they do well without much sunlight, which causes them to be excellent choices for fundamental planting. Here are some highly conventional evergreens to select from:

Grapevines As A Part Of The Home Landscape

Grapevines As A Part Of The Home Landscape

Grapevines As A Part Of The Home Landscape – Growing grapes is becoming a common plant to grow with the home gardener for several reasons. Their juice and fresh fruit can be used for jelly, jam, and even wine, along with being picked and eaten fresh from the vine. In addition, grape vines can add ornamental value to your home landscape when trained to grow on an arbor, or trellis for shade or screen planting.

A healthy, well managed grapevine can produce up to 20 pounds or more of fresh fruit per vine in a growing season, and once established can be productive for 40 years or more. Choosing the right cultivars, maintaining a healthy soil fertility, proper annual pruning and having a pest management plan in place is very important in growing a successful crop of grapes.

 

Climbing Plants As Part Of Your Landscape

Climbing Plants As Part Of Your Landscape

Climbing Plants As Part Of Your Landscape – The next time you’re doing some gardening or landscaping, and thinking about ways you can improve the aesthetics of your yard, consider adding some climbing plants as a part of your landscape. There are many climbers to choose from that will add elegance and beauty to your outdoor living area.

When reviewing your outdoor space, try to identify those areas that you’re not very happy with. What do you want to change about them? Do you need some additional flowers or other plants? Perhaps the space doesn’t feel balanced? Climbing plants may be just the answer you are looking for to solve a variety of common problems in outdoor areas.

Dianthus In Your Summer Garden

Dianthus In Your Summer Garden

Dianthus In Your Summer Garden – There are plenty of Dianthus varieties ranging from the exceptional blooms of Wild carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) to striking design of Modern Pink (Dianthus ‘Allwoodii’). They are a complimentary annual, biennial, or perennial to any garden, adding color and height with showy blooms and simple stalk structures. Dianthus is an excellent border perennial, container garden flower, entry-way planting, and may be used in flower arrangements as well.

Dianthus can reach from ten to twenty inches tall, yet some species can be over three feet tall. Dianthus grows well in zones 3 through 9.