Free Garden Plan with Red Roses – Miracle on the Hudson Rose

At my current house, I am planning to create 2 climbing rose garden areas. In my front yard, I am focusing on the pastel pinks, blues, white, etc., but in the back, I want a warmer, more typically primary-colorperennial and rose garden. I’ll plant red Altissimo climbing roses and yellow Golden Showers roses, and I’ll…

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…

Free Plan for a Small, Colorful, and Easy Vegetable or Kichen Garden

Check out this free Better Homes and Garden Plan for a Small Vegetable Garden. The garden is about 8′ x 12′ Typical of an older-styled kitchen garden, flowers are planted amidst the vegetables. I especially like that this plan is incorporating sunflowers. One of my main purposes in gardening is to provide subject matter for my paintings,…

What Is A Cottage Garden? Which Flowers Should I Plant in My Cottage Garden?

   In his introduction to The Cottage Gardener’s Companion: A Seasonal Guide to Plants & Plantings for Informal Gardens, Douglas Taylor said that cottage gardens are like horses. They are easier to recognize than they are to describe: “Perhaps the chief hallmark [of a cottage garden] is informality.” He observed that the old cottage gardens did…