This Victorian farmhouse in Ontario features spectacular landscaping at every turn. Just behind the home, the path to the root cellar is lined with professionally maintained hardscaping and beautiful flowers in bloom.
This spacious rooftop deck features a full outdoor kitchen making it ideal for entertaining on warm evenings. A container garden with blooming flowers and trees is a lovely natural touch in the clean, modern space.
This cottage-style house is adorned with a brick exterior and natural color tones. The porch is lined with green wood railing. Stone planter boxes filled with blooming flowers add to the charm of this adorable house.
The property is just as impressive up-close, with a garden that both borders the seashore and gently embraces the Italian villa. As visitors approach, they'll be treated to a sense of tranquility and the bright colors of blooming flowers.
Standing in front of this elegant estate is like peering into the past, as trimmed hedges, blooming flowers and topiaries inspire thoughts of Old World France. A fountain centers the formal garden and carries the eye to the home's main entrance.
The white exterior of this house creates a beautifully bright look in the sunlight. A black front door matches the window framing. The brown mulched yard compliments the shingled roof and allows the plant life to shine. Blooming flowers and turquoise pots add extra color to decorate the yard.
If you’re having trouble finding true-blue flowers for your garden, look for muscari, or grape hyacinths. Hardy in zones 4-8, these little bulbs, which are available in white and various shades of blue and purple, like full sun and soil that drains easily. They mix beautifully with other spring-blooming flowers, such as daffodils and tulips. Plant them in the fall, 2-3” deep, spacing them every 3-4”.
Part of the charm of this resort's landscape design is how the residences are incorporated seamlessly into the gardens. Here, Adirondack chairs are nestled next to large blooms of flowers and ornamental grass.
Oriental lilies are showstoppers in the summer garden, opening richly colored and intensely fragrant blooms. Flowers appear from mid- to late summer and can linger for a few weeks. Oriental lilies grow from bulbs, which are best planted in fall in colder zones. Lily stems grow 24 to 48 inches tall and usually benefit from staking. Plants often spread over time to form a clump from 12 to 36 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 3-9. Good vase companions for Oriental lily: hosta or baptisia leaves, ribbon grass, garden phlox or bee balm.
Next, trim the first variety of accent flowers (we used alstroemeria) to around 4 inches and insert between the focal blooms. This flower should be inserted ½ an inch deeper than the first to create depth and dimension in the arrangement.
The name says it all: ‘Scentsation’ is a sweetly fragrant honeysuckle. Botanically, this is a type of Lonicera periclymenum, also known as European honeysuckle, a beautiful, non-aggressive vine (unlike its highly invasive Japanese cousin). ‘Scentsation’ flowers mid-spring to late summer. Removing spent flower clusters prolongs bloom. Flowers fade to form red berries, which birds gobble in fall. Vines grow 8 to 10 feet tall by 5 to 6 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Why we love it: The sweet fragrance is tough to beat, especially in early evening. It’s the perfect vine to perfume supper under the stars.