Ornamental Gardens

Creating a Lattice Trellis Garden at Your Home

by Seasonal Wisdom on June 20, 2013

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Contributor: Enjoying a lattice trellis garden at home is easy with these tips from Chris Long at Home Depot. Here’s what Chris recommends in this exclusive guest post for Seasonal Wisdom readers… 

Summer’s heat can be brutal, particularly for outdoor plants. But before you take up a project to revitalize your struggling outdoor garden, consider taking steps to bring additional focus to your plants by installing a lattice trellis garden. From ivy to roses, there are a number of plant varieties that can climb the crisscrossing wooden structures, and this inexpensive project can bring new life and beauty to your yard. Above photo Steven.Butler/Flickr.

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Free Gardening Tips, Food Recipes and More

by Seasonal Wisdom on May 3, 2013

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With the gardening season fresh upon us, these helpful resources may come in handy now. Here are free gardening tips for growing foods — from arugula to winter squash — as well as ornamental plants. You’ll find recipes for using edible flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.  There is advice for the best burning woods for fires, and an invigorating bath oil infused with aromatic pine needles, plus more…

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Fountains Make Splash at 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

March 2, 2013
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From traditional garden fountains to contemporary styles, such as this one above, water treatments were making a splash at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle recently. Regardless of your design style, you’ll find a good mix of fountains in this post. Come take a look and see for yourself…

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Vertical Gardens Talk at 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 6, 2013
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From simple trellises to spectacular living walls, vertical gardening solutions are the subject of Seasonal Wisdom’s upcoming talk at the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Washington.  This stunning design by Jason Doran of WGLandscape.com – created for his chicken coop! – is just one of the amazing garden ideas you’ll hear about […]

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Preview New Proven Winners Plants

October 9, 2012
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This summer, Seasonal Wisdom had the chance to preview several exciting Proven Winners® introductions, including this striking  ‘Cheyenne Sky’ Panicum virgatum ornamental grass in front of bright orange mums. This attractive switch grass was introduced by Proven Winners in 2012. But several of these new plants will arrive at your local independent garden center in Spring 2013. […]

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Colorful Coleus and Other New Container Plants

July 31, 2012
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Are you looking for colorful coleus, impatiens, verbena and other charming container plants that are easy to grow? Come take a peek at a few container design ideas from my garden, which feature hot, new plant varieties — along with some old favorites. These pots feature the new striking Coleus Under the Sea™ ‘Bone Fish’ […]

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Creating a Cottage Garden

July 9, 2012
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A proper cottage garden, explains Oxford Dictionary, is defined as “an informal garden stocked typically with colourful flowering plants.” And that’s the type of garden I’ve created at my home (Zone 6B/7), as you can see above. From self-seeding poppies and German chamomile to richly aromatic roses, lavenders and sages, you’ll find my gardening style […]

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Learn How To Make (And Win) A Terrarium

March 5, 2012
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Indoor plants can be challenging. No matter how many hours I spend on my gardens outside, I often forget to water, feed and care for plants growing inside my home. That’s why terrariums are ideal. Once established, terrariums need almost no care at all, making them ideal for new gardeners and kids’ projects. This post […]

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Container Gardening Resource

March 2, 2012
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When it comes to container gardening ideas, Seasonal Wisdom often turns to the wise advice of Kerry Michaels, who writes the Container Gardening Guide for About.com. For more than four years, Kerry has charmed her readers with terrific photos, great gardening tips and clever designs. A great example is the way she stuffed succulents into […]

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Garden Trends from 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 15, 2012
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See the latest garden trends with this armchair tour of the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, recently held in Seattle. The nation’s second largest show had lots of clever ideas to incorporate into your own garden, no matter how small.  Above is a gorgeous garden that featured four-season interest, even in late-winter.

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