Category: Tropical Style

Great Garden Combo: Fall Foliage With a Contemporary Twist

The normal autumn garden is a fiery kaleidoscope of colour and feel, of shrubs and trees layered to make a vibrant tapestry. As amazing as that is, it is not the only method to make a memorable autumnal screen. Consider the design of your home and your design aesthetic. Perhaps they suggest a pared down […]

Common Myths That May Be Hurting Your Garden

Common Myths That May Be Hurting Your Garden

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We’ve all heard them — those garden expressions that we take as reality. After all, if boxers have been stating something for years, then it must be true, correct? Not too fast. Though your grandparent or neighbor may mean well, there are a number of oft-repeated myths that need to be debunked. Do any of […]

Southeast Gardener's March Checklist

Southeast Gardener's March Checklist

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March is a fantastic time. As you plan your garden this season, think about doing something different. Flex your horticultural muscle and mix veggies together with ornamentals, include a wildlife pond, grow herbs in containers or add a blossom to serve as a host plant for butterflies. Beauty may be had in the most unusual […]

Fantastic Design Plant: Coyote Bush

Fantastic Design Plant: Coyote Bush

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You have seen coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis) dispersing along California beach bluffs and up through coastal canyons. While more often than not it is found instead of designed with, restorationists and urges of native planting replaces this readily overlooked tree as one worth revisiting in the garden. Native to the coastal bluffs and chaparral of […]

Central Plains Gardener's January Checklist

Central Plains Gardener's January Checklist

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Here we go! It’s the dawn of a new year, and the sun is already getting greater. If dreams of sugarplums danced on your head recently, today the dreams are of Blazingstar and Indian grass, right? You can order seeds and get them began at the end of January, or dog-ear all the catalogs and […]

Southwest Gardener's December Checklist

Southwest Gardener's December Checklist

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The diversity within the desert Southwest region reveals in December. While elevation or time of day may determine one’s clothing or specific tasks, garden possibilities are great anywhere here. Desert dwellers can celebrate unsettled periods of rain — with intermittent snow showers at higher locales — spaced far enough apart to make warmer, gentler periods […]