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Image: Bluebells in Bigsweir Wood

Image: Bluebells in Bigsweir Wood

Genus: Hemerocallis varieties  Zones: 3 to 9 Cost: From $4  Expert says: "Daylilies are gorgeous and easy to divide. You can build a fine collection of colors and shapes by acquiring a few plants each year." —Barbara Damrosch, farmer and author, Harborside, Maine

13 Plants That Give You Bang for Your Buck

Genus: Hemerocallis varieties Zones: 3 to 9 Cost: From $4 Expert says: "Daylilies are gorgeous and easy to divide. You can build a fine collection of colors and shapes by acquiring a few plants each year." —Barbara Damrosch, farmer and author, Harborside, Maine

John Creech Sedum. The spreading, low growing sedums are standards in rock gardens, where they spill over the stones & seem to require no care. They form tight mats that usually don’t get taller than 6″ & reach that height only when in bloom. Sedums will root along their stems, where they make contact with the ground. They can be a bit slick to walk on, but are nice between pavers & encircling patios.

Ground Covers – Walkable and Worthy Alternatives to Grass

John Creech Sedum. The spreading, low growing sedums are standards in rock gardens, where they spill over the stones & seem to require no care. They form tight mats that usually don’t get taller than 6″ & reach that height only when in bloom. Sedums will root along their stems, where they make contact with the ground. They can be a bit slick to walk on, but are nice between pavers & encircling patios.

Gardening.     When it’s done it’s fantastic.  Beautiful with all those colors and shapes.  It grows only in a random way.  The hedge cutting with beasts in a diagram.  To view with the eyes a great pleasure.  The mosaics of different flowers .  Make it a whole with all the plants around it.  Fantasize and combine sitting in your genes.  You plant and spade like a crazy. Read more ......

Gardening. When it’s done it’s fantastic. Beautiful with all those colors and shapes. It grows only in a random way. The hedge cutting with beasts in a diagram. To view with the eyes a great pleasure. The mosaics of different flowers . Make it a whole with all the plants around it. Fantasize and combine sitting in your genes. You plant and spade like a crazy. Read more ......

Five hundred acres of sprawling outdoor sculpture park make Storm King ideal for a mid-summer escape. Photo is - Maya Lin's 'Wavefield.'

Five hundred acres of sprawling outdoor sculpture park make Storm King ideal for a mid-summer escape. Photo is - Maya Lin's 'Wavefield.'

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Carpet of Phloxlow-lowngrowing groundcovers that make an impressive carpet under bulbs include snow-in-summer, thyme, creeping sedum, dianthus, ajuga, and lamium.

Beautiful Bulb Combinations

Carpet of Phloxlow-lowngrowing groundcovers that make an impressive carpet under bulbs include snow-in-summer, thyme, creeping sedum, dianthus, ajuga, and lamium.

Most people think of their garden as a whole, but make magic like Sikorski did by creating vignettes. Here, for example, her gates frame a view of the lushly planted backyard, inviting a closer look./

Create a Country Garden

Most people think of their garden as a whole, but make magic like Sikorski did by creating vignettes. Here, for example, her gates frame a view of the lushly planted backyard, inviting a closer look./

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