This is the Hartrampfs garden in Georgia with a nice green lawn, blooming cherry trees and purple hyacinths. The cherry trees become the focal point of the landscape and accent the stone house with their slight coloration. A small patio area has a table and several chairs.
When it comes to fertilizing vegetables, you can group them into 3 categories: light, moderate and heavy feeders. Peas, beans, radishes, turnips and mustard greens among the light feeders. Give them starter fertilizer when you plant; if they’re growing in compost-enriched soil, they probably won’t need to be fed again. For best results, do a soil test before planting to determine what kind of amendments and fertilizer your soil needs. Shown here: Snow Pea 'Green Beauty'
Choose from three types of peas to plant (left to right): snow peas, garden peas and snap peas. Sometimes called Chinese pea pods, snow peas (left) are the one used in stir-fries and can be eaten raw or cooked. Garden peas (middle) are also known as sweet peas, English peas or shelling peas. These peas have to be removed from the pod before cooking. When you buy a bag of frozen peas, this is what you’re getting. Snap peas (right, aka sugar snap peas) are a cross between snow peas and garden peas. With snap peas, you eat the whole plump pod with the peas inside—it’s a crunchy, sweet bite.
The Sunflower Farm property in Ontario, CA, offers 160 acres of private and tranquil property, with everything from a spring-fed pond and private dock to a 5,000 sq. ft. organic produce garden and meticulous landscaping.
A floral print tablecloth is perfect for summer and spring. Amethyst bubble tumblers play up the jewel tones in the tablecloth, while crimson tapers and fresh bloom terrariums complete the fresh garden look.
If you have an area where turf is thin or just won’t grow, swap it for some easy-care ornamental grasses and sedges. These plants bring texture and year-long interest to any yard, and their care routine is beyond simple. An annual trim keeps most grasses in check, while sedges need very little annual grooming. A quick brush in early to mid-spring with gloved hands is usually enough to pull out dead stems and trigger new growth.
Fill spring and fall with eye-catching color and sweet floral perfume by planting a container overflowing with fragrant annuals. This pot features a trio of plants that thrive in the seasons when days and nights are cool. Perennial ‘Lucius’ snowy woodrush (Luzula nivea ‘Lucius’) is the grassy green plant in the center of the container (hardy in Zones 4-9). It’s surrounded by Cool Wave Lavender Blue Trailing Pansy, which has a light floral fragrance. Clear Crystal white sweet alyssum offers a sweet perfume. This group of plants beckons early and late season pollinator insects.
Taking its cues from a budding spring garden, this cottage living room features soft green walls and marigold drapes, as well as a creamy floral sofa and dotted pale pink armchairs. Plenty of plants and cut flowers add life to the space.
The pale pistachio used on the walls of this bedroom keep it looking like a spring garden. Understated damask wallpaper and cottage-style fabrics create a charming atmosphere in the space. The upholstered x-base bench is an unexpected twist to the design, and keeps the look feeling fresh and updated.
This 800-foot-long demonstration hellstrip designed by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden in Colorado features waterwise plants, including red and yellow flowered pineleaf Penstemon (P. pinifolius) and Blue of the Heavens (Allium azureum).
Hellstrips with vegetable gardens can include flowers for season-long beauty and better productivity. Annual hellstrip plantings can lie fallow under piled winter snow, then be planted fresh in spring, says author Evelyn J. Hadden, whose book, "Hellstrip Gardening," features this St. Paul, Minn., hellstrip. She suggests using a winter mulch to protect soil from erosion.
The scent of this woodland garden changes with the seasons, from the spring bulbs that burst forth beginning in April until the last blossom of the ‘Honorine Jobert’ anemones in November. A walkway leads through the gorgeous greenery, with seats and fountains along the way so that the owners can fully enjoy the scenery.