Cupressus sempervirens Stricta providing vertical accents in a Mediterranean garden.
A garden is never finished – it’s a creation that changes from season to season and year to year. Experienced gardeners are aware of this reality and even enjoy the ephemeral nature of their landscapes. If a plant overgrows your previous home or does less than appropriate, enjoy choosing your replacement. When the seasons change, enjoy seeing different plants in focus and when droughts or other climatic conditions apply, enjoy the challenge.
Gardeners always tinker, always improve, always dream. Once part of your property is ready, move to another and finally circle back for fine tuning. These articles are filled with ideas and inspiration for the home gardener. You will find solutions for shady areas, container garden tips, meadow garden inspiration and much more.
Owners and tenants of small houses, condos and apartments find creative ways to integrate green into your life – no matter how large your space is. Portland-based garden designer J. J. De Sousa calls these small gardens “” micro-sized spaces with great impact. “” One of the best and easiest ways to add green to a small space is through vertical gardening.
Houseplants are becoming increasingly popular as people recognize their mood-enhancing effects and decorations. If you would like to join the houseplant movement but need some help to keep your plant babies alive, you are not alone! More and more gardeners are turning to garden technology to keep their interior green green.
Although sustainable gardening is not new, we are pleased that it is a movement that continues to gain traction. In recent years, we have seen gardeners transition to natural pest control methods and take steps to support local pollinators. Another way to a sustainable garden is composting.