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Heuchera, commonly called coral bells, are easy to grow and thrive in zones 4-9. Dolce® and Primo® varieties were bred from native North American species and provide colorful foliage all season. Some also produce pretty sprays of airy flowers in early summer.

When we see beautiful flowers, our instinct propels us to pull them in closer for a sniff, even when we know they don’t have a fragrance. We love scented blooms not only for the perfume they exude but because of the nostalgic memories they can evoke. Bees enjoy them, too. Let’s take a closer look at how you can embrace fragrance to the fullest in your garden.

I would guess that most gardeners cherish having fragrance in their gardens. Afterall, just about the first thing a kid will do when a flower grabs their attention is smell it. Kids intrinsically know something we often forget as we grow older – flowers “should” smell good. Now, not all flowers, even in their wild habitat, are fragrant. However, there are a wealth of plants with fabulous fragrance that you can introduce to your garden to add an extra dimension of sensory joy to how you experience your outdoor space. Here are ten plants that will deliver a fragrant bonus to your garden.

Color is the soul of every garden and the main way in which you express your style and personality in the garden. Each color has its own impact and meaning when used in a garden. I have been slowly writing my way through the colors of the rainbow and how to use them in gardens. I have already written about chartreuse , black, white and orange.  In this article, I will cover using red in the garden.

Oso Easy Double Red Rose

Red is a great color to add spice to a garden bed. To create a festive feel, pair red with orange and yellow. Add blue and white to your favorite red plant and show your patriotism or try mixing every color of red under the sun for a colorful, but simple monochromatic look. To get things rolling with red in your garden, check out this list of ten varieties we think you’ll love.

Hanging baskets are a wonderful way to decorate your outdoor space. Whether you have a dozen baskets around your wrap-around porch or a single gorgeous basket in a place of prominence, they are an excellent addition to your garden.

Hanging baskets are a great way to add color and interest to your home.  Here are six keys to help you succeed.

Stripes, speckles and pinwheels, oh my! Patterned flowers are the life of the party in modern container recipes. They instantly transform a container from humdrum to absolutely fabulous. Check out our most popular patterned Superbells®, Supertunia® and Superbena® flowers and learn how to grow them successfully.

When you head to the garden center this spring, you’ll find more patterned flowers than ever before. All those stripes, speckles and pinwheels are dazzling but it takes a little know-how to pair them with other flowers in container recipes. Here are five creative ways to design spectacular container recipes using patterned flowers.

Any garden can look great in spring or summer, but it takes real preparation and research to have a garden that looks great in fall and winter. It also takes discipline: garden centers are always stocked with shrubs that look fabulous at that moment, making those that don’t come into their own much later in the season easily passed by. However, it pays off to always add a few shrubs to your landscape that will look wonderful when the rest of the garden is fading. And, it pays off dividends to pick plants that make great cut branches in fall and winter, giving you the chance to create your own unique arrangements and décor during the holidays and beyond.

Here are ten shrubs – five for fall, five for winter – that look great in the garden, in the vase, and more. While they may not be at their most exciting in spring, when the temperature drops and things start to get gloomy, you’ll be mighty glad you added them to your planting list.

 

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