Ornamental Gardens

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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Eight Easy Steps to a Wonderful Winter Garden

January 8, 2012
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It may be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a lovely winter garden too.  Now is the perfect time to consider how you can make your winter garden more attractive. Here are eight easy tips to consider. Photo copyright pcgn7 on flickr.

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Stipa ‘Sirocco’ for Winter Color

December 6, 2011
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As temperatures fall below freezing, a delightful Stipa arundinacea ‘Sirocco’ keeps on performing beautifully on my winter front porch. Photo copyright Kevin O’Connor.

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Living Walls for Small Spaces – Urban Gardens Guest Post

October 17, 2011
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Guest Post: Grow living walls in your home – no matter how small that home may be – with tips in this guest post from Robin Horton of Urban Gardens. It’s the second blog exchange between Urban Gardens and Seasonal Wisdom, exploring the latest in gardening, green living and design. Photo by Minigarden.

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New Proven Winner Plants

September 15, 2011
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Each summer, my garden literally bursts into blooms from a wide variety of annuals and perennials. This year was no different. In fact, I was asked by Proven Winners to review a number of their newest plants for my USDA Zone 6b garden over the last few months. Here are a few of my favorites. Photo copyright Teresa […]

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