21 of the Best Ornamental Grasses to Add Unbeatable Texture to Your Garden
Wispy ornamental grasses are versatile plants in any landscape that can provide four seasons of interest. These are some of the best varieties to try in your yard; you'll especially love how they look moving gracefully in a breeze.
A shade garden in Toronto
Why I love Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra "Aureola") It's been a topsy-turvy kind of summer so far in Toronto. We're experiencing cooler temperatures now, mercifully, after being blasted with humidex readings of over 40 over most of a week. Not very comfortable working conditions! So when you're able to work in the shade during a heatwave and the scene looks like this below, it's really not too bad. I first posted about this shade garden in a post titled "Green is a colour too, in…
How to Space a Privacy Fence Using Arborvitae Pyramidalis | Hunker
Planting trees to form an Arborvitae Pyramidalis privacy fence is a very effective way of creating a thick barrier behind which your life can proceed without the worry of being seen. The fence will grow over time, forming a stunning green wall that stays colorful even in the cold frostiness of winter.
Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. Coral Bark Maple. Acers London UK
Acer Palmatum Sango KakuThis hardy, deciduous, Japanese maple is also known as Senkaki and more commonly as Coral Bark Maple, the bright coral colour of the bark being the standout feature. Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku is an ornamental tree with deeply lobed orange-yellow leaves turning a soft yellow in autumn but it is its attractive coral-red stems in winter that maks this plant so popular. Its twigs and branches give a stunning display when their bark turns coral pink - a wonderful addition…
Garden Note #18: Mock Orange
In mid-May our bushes of Mock Orange come into bloom and the smell of the blossoms is intoxicating! I took some photographs of them over the weekend because in another few days the petals will have…