Regions / Western States
A plant's performance is not only governed by its hardiness or heat tolerance but also by many other factors such as the length of growing season, timing and amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind, and humidity. Sunset Magazine has developed a Climate Zones map, which takes all these factors into account and has long been the standard among gardeners who live in the 13 western states. Unlike the U.S.D.A. map which tells you only where a plant may survive the winter, the Climate Zones map shows where that plant will thrive year-round.
Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it! Both plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding merits
Get your landscape to burst into vivid life during the chillier months! Remember to plant a few Dwarf Irises (Iris reticulata) and Snowdrops (Galanthus) in the fall.
Get creative and cheer up your mid spring garden! Cobalt blue muscari and glowing apricot tulips make a bold impression together. Fairly easy to replicate, even for the beginner gardener!
Imagine your spring garden full of 'Ballerina', 'Apricot Parrot' tulips and fragrant Daffodils over a carpet of sweetly scented, rich yellow Common Cowslip. Lovely, isn't it?
A Fragrant Spring Border with Tulip 'Heart's Delight', Muscari Latifolium, Hyacinths 'Woodstock' & 'Splendid Cornelia'
A fabulous flower carpet in early - mid spring!
A wonderful bouquet to offer to your garden!
A vibrant display of colors realized with 2 beautiful mid season tulips!
An unforgettable spectacle in the fall!
A simple but eye-catching mix realized with 3 favorite perennials for most gardeners which brings cheerful summer notes to the landscape!
How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border that can also be enjoyed in early fall
How not to marvel at the sumptuous colors of this perennial combination which can be enjoyed for several weeks in late spring or early summer. Fairly easy to recreate, it includes relatively drought tolerant species such as gaily-colored Tall Bearded Irises, cool purples and blues of Sage, Catmint or Garden Phlox, all splashed with the graceful blossoms of White Flower Lace.
This incredibly pretty planting includes plants of great winter interest that will lift your spirits during the dull days of winter.