Category: Tropical Style

Great Design Plant: New Zealand Flax

New Zealand flax brings texture, colour and foliage to the scene yearlong — particularly proficient in otherwise barren autumn and winter gardens. While falling leaves, a visible cue of the shifting of the seasons, are always a visual treat, the end result is frequently a landscape full of bare branches. Flax fares nicely together with […]

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Cool-Season Vegetables: How To Grow Asparagus

Asparagus is a springtime treat that you plant in winter or early spring, a garden perennial having two- to three-month harvest season. While its fernlike foliage might appear to indicate a fragile plant, asparagus is sturdy, often found in ditches along the street. In much of the Earth, green asparagus is common. In northwest Europe, […]

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Garden Tour: Formal French Design on Lake Minnetonka

When homeowners that love to entertain purchased this house on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, the house and grounds needed a complete renovation. They desired to enjoy the yard with their kids and guests and create better views of the lake. “The yard was very woodsy and was jeopardized by junky invasive species,” says landscape architect Meg […]

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How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Our feathered friends are much like us — they simply want a place where they feel at home. Here are a couple of suggestions to create your house a welcoming place for birds to shake a tail feather throughout the seasons. Be ready year-round, since migrating birds may discover your spot a destination destination if […]

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Gussy Up Your Garden Shed

I really don’t know about you, but I can not help but collect beautiful things when I find them selling for cheap. The only problem: several of these items simply don’t fit in with my home’s decor. In case you’ve got exactly the same problem, treat your garden to such pieces to give it a […]

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