Plants ideas for a garden

June 14, 2019
Indoor And Outdoor Container

eMag cover for Allen Smith's Easy Container Garden IdeasCreating a container garden is a genius way to grow your own vegetables and herbs, whether you’re short on space, don’t have a lot of time, are new to gardening, or simply want an easy way to add to your existing garden area. Let us help you get started.

Easy Ideas for Edible Container Gardens

This e-magazine from lifestyle and garden expert P. Allen Smith is filled with planting plans, creative container combinations, and more.

Container Inspiration Gallery

Large plants growing in containersVeggies and herbs grown in pots can be as beautiful as they are good to eat. Browse these images for planting ideas worth stealing.

Easy Container Combos

Author and landscape architect Pamela Crawford knows all about making vegetables look beautiful. Check out these tips and tricks.

Rooftop Gardening in Containers

An edible garden 18 stories above ground poses some challenges. Find out how one gardener handled them.

Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Jar

A strawberry jar isn’t just for growing berries. Learn how to turn one into a compact kitchen herb garden.

Decorative planting pot with veggies and flowers on a deck. Gardener working a rooftop garden Herbs and straberries and a teracota strawberry jar Multiple pots stacked to make a strawberry fountain

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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