Plants For a Hummingbird Garden
Five-Plant Gardens is filled with perennial garden design ideas that require only five varieties of plants to dress up your landscape. Each plan includes photos of the five plants; an illustrated planting map and drawing of the planted garden; season-by-season highlights; a shopping list of plants; and tips on customizing the planting for different sites, climates or themes. Here are the plant choices to make your yard especially enticing to one particularly exciting type of visitor: hummingbirds.
April in Southern California is perfect for playing in your garden. The days are longer and warmer, and there’s always something to do. Plant every chance you get.
Years of drought and the increased cost of water are getting home gardeners’ attention. To create a water-smart landscape, you can design a xeriscape garden, harvest rain from the roof, install permeable pavers and minimize exotic plants. If you want a water-conserving garden that also takes care of itself, then a permaculture garden is for you.
With multiple garden tours upon us each spring, we San Diegans have opportunities to visit yards where the landscaping is as integral to the home environment as the interior. Here are tips for getting the most from the experience.
March is a busy month in the garden. What you planted in the fall is budding and blooming. Along with a sense of satisfaction, it brings to mind the things you need to do so that the whole yard thrives through the coming months.
Concrete pavers are a smart solution for garden walkways and patios. They are more affordable and durable than stone. Available in many colors and shapes, they create infinite design possibilities. Still, the hardest decision may be choosing a contractor. Here are some tips to make this choice easier: