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.


Creative waterfalls for yards of all shapes and sizes.

As is usually the case, time is in short supply and has been slipping away from you fast. You had great intentions of preparing your summer garden months ago, but life got in the way. Is it too late?

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!

There's no such thing as an ugly flower, but some blooms definitely stand out. It took a lot of work, but we picked the 10 most beautiful flowers. Pick up a few of these stems to arrange in your home, and you won't be able to take your eyes off of them!

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

You need to prune grape vines, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to prune grape vines in this article.

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.

You'd like to make a scarecrow to keep birds away from your garden, but you're not sure how to do it. Read this article to learn how to make a scarecrow.

Don't let your garden get the best of you; control weeds and ward off pests with one of your most common household items, aluminum foil.

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.

Landscaping on a budget can be a daunting prospect. But with a good plan and a little ingenuity, you can create a stunningly landscaped yard that will make the pros drool.

Window boxes are quick and easy ways to add beauty to a home's exterior. Check out these pictures of window boxes and get inspired to create your own version at home.

Spring is a time of regeneration and renewal. Colorful evidence of this exciting time can be found in your garden. The bulbs you planted in cooler weather are bursting out of the soil. These 10 will infuse your plot with color, dimension and fragrance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greening your garden is not just about having the lushest lawn or the most vibrant rosebushes in the neighborhood. It's about having a garden you can enjoy that's also sustainable. But what's the big deal about going green anyway?

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.

Have you ever visited a famous garden? Gardens both big and small have the ability to awe nature-lovers with their dedication to beauty and tranquility. Check out our amazing album of famous gardens.

Creating a backyard wildlife habitat is a rewarding project for nature lovers. However, they might be surprised to find that making a home for neighborhood critters is as easy as it is worthwhile.

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.

Whatever their medium, artists have been known to use any available resource in order to create a masterpiece. So what if they used nature not only as inspiration, but as instrument?

As you head to work, you notice that the nearby vacant lot has become a utopian garden overnight. Did biblical forces create this urban Eden, or was it the handiwork of guerrilla gardeners?

Forget those boring plots of fruits and veggies. Why sacrifice aesthetic appeal when growing your own food? Border your garden with lettuce, use mint as ground cover and encourage your kiwi vines to climb trellises.

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