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Selecting plants suited to your climate is a key step to success.
A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.
For a cheerful displayl! Easy to replicate, this bulb combination includes 2 gardener's favorites that will provide a joyful display to cheer you up and impress your neighbors in mid spring!
Tulips are popular for growing with biennials to create attractive shape and color contrasts in spring. Two traditional partners are Wallflowers (Erysimum) and Forget Me Nots (Myosotis) which contribute to easily create superb combinations.
Try tearing your eyes away! Fairly easy to recreate, this planting includes 3 gaily-colored Dahlias, a caramel and gold Helenium (Sneezeweed) and the profuse sunny, fluffy pompons of False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides).
The beauty and diversity of the plants selected for this informal garden will get you to gaze at them all summer long. Easy to grow, they will bloom in succession for a long-lasting floral show.
Low care, Hellebores and Cyclamen are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter.
A glorious mix of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact. Blooming over a long season extending from late spring to fall, bright red and pink Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthus) cheerfully contrast with the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae) and the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata'.
Sunny colors for the early-mid spring garden!
Awash with color, this walkway combines striking Mediterranean plants for a long-lasting floral display. All plants are evergreen and their pretty form and attractive foliage fill the garden year-round. Low maintenance, they are drought, tolerant and deer resistant.
Long-lasting and low maintenance! Variety and contrast bring interest to any planting. This colorful plant combination is a perfect example of it
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 stunning combination that will make your garden look fantastic!
An elegant and distinctive flower carpet!
Looking for an arresting border idea for your garden that would also be low care and deer resistant? You found it