Hillside Landscaping Strategies

Ideas for hillside landscaping. The use of stairs in sloped landscape design. How to plant steep slopes. Using grass when landscaping on a slope. Terracing a hill with retaining walls. Landscaping on a slope is challenging.  The steeper the slope the more numerous the challenges. It is difficult, and can be dangerous, to walk or… Continue reading Hillside Landscaping Strategies

Tips for Landscaping Arbors

Using an Arbor in GardenLandscape Design Advice for landscaping arbors. Pictures and ideas for incorporating an arbor into your home landscape design. Landscaping plant guide for arbors and pergolas. Click to See a Beautiful Selection of Landscaping Arbors If you erect something as large as an arbor in your landscape it is going to be… Continue reading Tips for Landscaping Arbors

Vertical Gardening Ideas

Creating Height in the Landscape Living Green Wall Systems Creative vertical gardening ideas to help you create and use height in garden landscape design. Combining structures like arbors and trellises with the right climbers. Landscaping with trees and placing tall plants in flower bed designs. Using hanging baskets to draw the eye up while adding… Continue reading Vertical Gardening Ideas

Garden Landscape Design Ideas from Pinewood Estate

In planning his winter residence, Charles Austin Buck placed the garden landscape design of Pinewood Estate before the architectural design of the house. Take inspiration from the beautiful flower bed designs surrounding this 1930s home. All of the gardens on the 7.59 acre Pinewood Estate were planned by landscape architect Williams Lyman Phillips. The garden… Continue reading Garden Landscape Design Ideas from Pinewood Estate

The 3 Most Important Tropical Landscape Design Principles

Three simple steps to a show-stopping tropical landscape design. The most beautiful plants to use when landscaping tropical yards. How to add year-round color to tropical landscapes. Sunbury Plantation House, St. Phillip Parish, Barbados, Caribbean The plants used here include: tropical Hibiscus, Christmas palm trees, and the versatile sea grape. Asparagus ferns spill from the urns on either side of… Continue reading The 3 Most Important Tropical Landscape Design Principles


Comprehensive guide for landscaping yards. Info to help you take your home landscape design to new heights of loveliness. Creative ideas for front, back, and small yards. Hillside and desert yard strategies, etc. Front Yard Landscaping Ideas Each part of a home landscape design serves a specific purpose.  The front yard is the face your… Continue reading Landscaping

Popular White Flowering Shrubs

Easy care white flowering shrubs to illuminate the after-dusk landscape. Some feature small flowers like those of the white oleander bush; others, like white roses and Hibiscus, display big blooms. White oleander Flowers Like rain on a sizzling summer day, shrubs with white flowers bring cool refreshment to garden beds and borders. Being at once elegant and bold, white flowering bushes… Continue reading Popular White Flowering Shrubs

List of Perennial Flowers with Names and Pictues

Different Types of Perennials A list of perennial flowers for sun and shade. The best types of perennials for every garden. Perennial plant care tips. Buy orange, yellow, pink, and red flowering plants that bloom in spring, summer, and fall. Herbaceous borders filled with long flowering perennials. Flowering perennials play many roles in the landscape.… Continue reading List of Perennial Flowers with Names and Pictues

Ornamental Spring Flowering Trees

A list of spring flowering trees with pictures. The list is divided, simply, by type. Dogwood, cherry, pear, crabapple, redbud and plum spring blooming trees. Buy hardy ornamental trees here. Dwarf and weeping forms available. Pink Flowering Dogwood White Kousa Dogwood Yoshino Cherry Growing Advice: Plant these trees in full sun to get the biggest… Continue reading Ornamental Spring Flowering Trees

Best White Flowering Trees for the Home Landscape

Evergreen white flowering trees you can plant for summer fragrance and bloom. Deciduous trees with white flowers that will shower your landscape in clouds of small blossoms each spring. Tropical and fruit-bearing trees. White Flowering Deciduous Trees Washington Hawthornefrom: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc. Royal White Redbudfrom: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc. Japanese Tree Lilac For fragrant flowers and… Continue reading Best White Flowering Trees for the Home Landscape