GARDEN DESIGN

Garden design should be one of your first considerations in planning a garden since it lends style and cohesion to a collection of plants. Find out what goes into designing a garden with these articles.
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Ultimate Guide to Topiary

You may think of a land full of leafy green elephants when you hear the word "topiary," but you can train and shape plants in own back yard -- or even on your office desk.

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  • 10 Flowers With Secret Meanings
    10 Flowers With Secret Meanings

    Flowers are gorgeous to look at, but they've also got a lot to say. There's a secret flower language we'll clue you in on -- and you might be surprised by the message your favorite bloom is sending! See more »

  • 10 Greenhouses Around the World
    10 Greenhouses Around the World

    Most cacti enjoy dry, hot environments, while orchids thrive in humid, tropical locales. Every plant has its ideal growing conditions, but sometimes Mother Nature does not cooperate. That's where man and greenhouses enter the picture. See more »

  • 10 Impossible-to-kill Plants
    10 Impossible-to-kill Plants

    Anyone who complains about having a brown thumb may simply be choosing the wrong plants to grow. Some plants are exceedingly sensitive and temperamental. But there are some plants that even the worst gardener would have a hard time getting rid of. See more »

  • 10 Japanese-style Gardens
    10 Japanese-style Gardens

    Since the 6th century, Japanese gardeners have been creating green spaces that focus less on perennials and peonies and more on meditation and peace of mind. See more »

  • 10 Most Unusual Flowers
    10 Most Unusual Flowers

    Flowers are a matter of pride for gardeners, a means of expression for lovers and they play a role in some of our most joyous and somber societal rituals. But not all flowers are bright colors and perfumed scents. Some are quite unusual. See more »

  • 10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew
    10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew

    Your garden is a place for you to zone out from the harsh reality of life and spend a little time with nature. There are just a few things your garden wishes you knew so that you both can live happily ever after together. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Winterize Your Garden
    10 Ways to Winterize Your Garden

    Wintertime can bring to mind a frost-covered landscape, blustering winds and snow flurries. And for all its beauty, this time of year can also wreak havoc in the garden. Protect your landscape from the harsh reality of winter. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Zen Your Garden
    10 Ways to Zen Your Garden

    In this hectic world, everyone is looking to add a little Zen to their lives. Japanese-influenced gardens are a great way to turn your backyard into a calming slice of the Far East. From sand to moss and rock, we'll walk you through our Zen garden. See more »

  • 10 Worst Plants for Your Allergies
    10 Worst Plants for Your Allergies

    If you're sneezing and scratching your eyes, it's probably because it's allergy season. Which plants are the worst hay fever offenders? See more »

  • 5 Ways to Create a Cool Rooftop Garden
    5 Ways to Create a Cool Rooftop Garden

    So you live in a high-rise in New York City. That's no reason to let your green thumb grow rusty! Create an urban rooftop oasis -- we'll show you how. See more »

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