Category Archives: Decorating with plants

How to Grow Climbing Plants

If you want to add a truly unique touch to the outdoor landscaping of your home, think about adding in some climbing plants.

Climbing plants can serve a variety of uses. You can use them to camouflage walls, sheds, structures or fencing. Use climbing plants with trellises, arbors, obelisks and other supports to create create privacy screens and block unwanted and unsightly views. Since most climbing plants grow quickly they offer an almost instant solution depending on your need and your desired effect.

Most of all, climbing plants can add character and soften the appearance of your home and garden while creating a beautiful and unique touch that’s all your own.

Many plant groups offer a climbing variety so they’re not hard to find. Among the more Continue reading

Growing Flowers Outdoors

Want to give the outside of your home a truly one-of-a kind appearance and make a statement of your own personal taste and style? Then plant flowers to add splashes of color throughout the growing season.

Since planting and cultivating your flower beds requires patience and care…and some work…to achieve successful results, there are some basics you should know from the start.

Spend some time doing some planning and research before you begin preparing the soil for sowing seeds. A key part of the planning phase is the selection of the right plants and flowers for your gardening beds. Some factors need to be kept in mind when Continue reading

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Decorating Your Porch with Plants

Want to offer a really warm welcome to guests, neighbors, and passers-by? Decorating your porch with plants can set a tone of hospitality, add a touch of personality and really ramp up the curb appeal of your home.

Obviously, the first consideration is whether you have an open or enclosed porch. Your plant selection depends on where and how you live. With an open porch, alignment to the sun is important. Some plants need a lot of sun while others can thrive in semi-shade. Choose plants that best fit your locale and situation.

When making your choices, consider a mixture of foliage, flowers and evergreens to Continue reading