Focus on Old Disease-Resistant Rose Ballerina – Free Garden Plan

For years, I have been fascinated with old disease-resistant roses. Some of them are called antique roses or old garden roses. Although Ballerina Rose only dates back to 1937, it is one of the most popular of the old disease-resistant roses, and with its small, single blossoms, it adds an airy, light touch to any…

Cottage Gardens Have Curving Paths – A Free Garden Plan to Line A Garden Path

_____ Better Homes and Gardens has prepared an excellent slide show, which lists the main components of a cottage garden. Among other things, they advocated the use of curving paths. “Create soft meandering pathways instead of those that follow a straight, structured line. Many paving materials work in cottage gardens, including wood chips, stone, old…

Free Garden Plans and Plants for Shady Places

I have recently moved to the Ozark Mountains, and a massive number of rocks and large stones in the soil  make gardening almost impossible. A Waterfall in the Ozarks ©Jacki Kellum 2018 Don’t get me wrong, the Ozarks  Mountain Region is the land of waterfalls, and if you can dig a trench into your lawn,…

Free Garden Plans & Companion Plants for Japanese Maples & Azaleas

I have a small yard, and much of it is shady. I have discovered that Japanese Maples perform well in partial shade, and I have bought several 4′ Japanese Red Maples to set out. Japanese Maples Are Perfect for Small Gardens – They Even Grow in Partial Shade – What is the Difference between Bloodgood and…