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following my wandering toes

following my wandering toes

contrasting hostas by sonalsogani

Contrasting hostas - beautiful for adding color variety to a deep shade yard

Peppermint Twist Phlox (Phlox paniculata) - pink and white striped flowers, good for sunny border, 12 - 18" high, blooms for 4 weeks, dies back in winter, then comes back again in early summer

Hardy Plants The DIY Gardener's Guide Part 2

herb spiral:  rocks


If you are not familiar with th ese, you are probably wondering, "What in the world is an herb spiral garden?" It is a type of her b garden that allows you to: Grow more plants in a smaller space. Grow herbs according to their needs and in varying soil.

Les azalées comme un bordure sur un promenade dans un jardin de forêt.

Azaleas - a deciduous flowering shrub of the heath family with clusters of brightly colored, sometimes fragrant flowers. Technically classified as rhododendrons, azaleas are characteristically smaller than most other rhododendrons.


A Victorian gothic house, by John Loughborough Pearson, with a garden made by a gardening author who was well-known in the Edward Hyams.

Dream Home by Santosh Gaikwad (www.santoshgaikwad.com), via Flickr

Dream Home by Santosh Gaikwad (www.santoshgaikwad.com), via Flickr

Instead of the usual creeping herbs or mosses, this homeowner planted lettuce between the patio pavers! Learn more at Sunset

Salad bar tapestry - Planting between the pavers in the backyard, Randi Herman used a mix of lettuces and beets.

Recycled Rubber Edge Border. Even If You Could Lay Bark Mulch In Perfect Circles Or Borders, It Would Soon Look Ragged Or Need Replenshing. These Mulch Mats Always Look Crisp, Because They Can't Be Scattered. Use Around Raised Beds, Walkways Or Foundation Plantings Mow Right Over It!

Recycled Rubber Edge Border ~ Even if you could lay bark mulch in perfect circles or borders,it would soon look ragged or need replenishing. These Mulch Mats always look crisp. Use around raised beds, walkways or foundation plantings.

path of concrete railway sleepers . Fiona Lea, photographer

GAP Gardens - Concrete railway sleeper path edged with pebbles and stone wall at 69 Well Lane, NGS garden, Cheshire - Image No: 0144234 - Photo by Fiona Lea

lilacs! I can't have enough of them

These were my favorite flowers growing up. My parents would put some fresh lilacs from our yard in a vace and I can still smell the beautiful scent.Lilacs: Tips on planting and growing

Pumila Pampas Grass | Pampasgras (Cortaderia selloana 'Rosea')

COTTON CANDY Anything! Think pink! Cotton Candy Pompous Grass - withstands heat, humidity, poor soil and even drought. Very easy to grow, it reaches a mature height of feet tall and gets feet wide. Grows in all U.S zones.