Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed Susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. "More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden," says the homeowner, "and this turned out to be my favorite bed."
Both newbies and seasoned gardeners make this mistake: crowding too many plants into a space. When plants are overcrowded, the look may be lush, but plants can’t reach their full potential. In this garden, two years after planting, the purple coneflower and yellow coreopsis had vanished, overshadowed and elbowed out by the other plants. Always read pot tags to learn how much space each plant needs to thrive. Give plants ample room to ensure the best growth.
‘Blue Lace’ delphinium opens flowers in sky blue. Plants are English hybrid types, growing 5 to 6 feet tall. Hardy in Zones 3-7, ‘Blue Lace’ delphinium has improved tolerance of heat and humidity. It’s bred by Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums in New Zealand.
Whimsical Front Door With Log Construction and Gorgeous Landscaping
The whimsical double front door at this rustic mountain retreat sets the luxurious, other-worldly tone of the home the second you walk up to it. The intricate wooden door's lighter stain color sits boldly against the dark tones of the home and draws the eyes to it.