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Italy

Be aware of the hardiness zone of your area before you decide to buy plants. Some plants might not survive over winter!

Italy lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8-10. It enjoys a mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. However, there are great variations between the north and the south.

If you know your hardiness zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




A Desirable Summer Border Idea with Grasses, Dahlias and Amaranth

Designed for late summer and fall interest, this bold plant combination can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. Most plants make excellent cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home. A great way of ending the season with a bang of color!

A Desirable Summer Border Idea with Verbena, Amaranth and Pennisetum

Long-lasting and low care, this bold plant combination can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. All plants are top performers, earning them the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. They also make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home too!

A Distinctive Spring Border with Tulip 'Negrita', Tulip 'Spring Green' & Tulip 'Menton'

A stunning combination that will make your garden look fantastic!

A Distinguished Border Idea

What a fabulous and distinctive hedge! If you are looking for a low maintenance but stylish hedge for your driveway, this might be the one!

A Dramatic Entryway

Want a dramatic front yard? And privacy from the neighbors? Why don't you follow the steps of Joel Loblaw in the layered approach to this Tudor-style home's entryway.

A Dream Outdoor Space

What a lovely outdoor space with the elegant white pergola covering this home's front porch...

A Fabulous Border Idea with Primula vialii (Orchid Primrose)

Looking for an arresting border idea for your garden that would also be low care and deer resistant? You found it

A Fabulous Border Idea with Single Late Tulips

Aren't those colorful dots rising above the level of the grass a fascinating sight?

A Fabulous Border with Double Late Tulips

A fascinating and romantic display for late spring!

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Campanula and Kniphofia

With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine with Campanula (Milky Bellflowers) in beds and borders.

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Salvia

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Helenium and Salvia

Weeks of fiery hot colors! All plants have won prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly appreciated at home

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Kniphofia and Pampa Grass

Create architectural borders like this one! Both plants enhance seasonal interest, help create striking borders, are drought, salt and deer tolerant. They also won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Rose 'Sharifa Asma' with Campanula

Fragrant and eye-catching! This mix is particularly lovely in late spring or early summer when the fortissimo scent of the Roses is exquisite!

A Fabulous Duo: Astrantia and Geranium

Create striking summer borders pairing the delicate presence and intriguing blossoms of Astrantia Major (Great Masterwort) with the charming, unusual double blossoms of Geranium Pratense (Cranesbill)

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Benjamin Britten' & Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Bonica' and Lavender 'Hidcote'

Ideal for planting alongside an informal path, Lavender forms a magnificent hedge with its attractive foliage, colorful blossoms and delightful fragrance that entices the senses!

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Crocus Rose' & Phacelia tanacetifolia

Roses are healthier when provided with companion plants to help repel destructive bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. Some flowering plants attract beneficial insects that help to control insect pests on your roses.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Geranium 'Brookside'

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

While the list of plants that look great when planted between and under roses is endless, Catmint (Nepeta) remains a favorite companion for roses.