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41 Groundcovers to Know & Use - Great tips for maintenance etc, a nice site! Informative

Directory of Groundcovers - Groundcovers to Know and Use

41 Groundcovers to Know & Use - Great tips for maintenance etc, a nice site! Informative

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Clematis on shady side of the house.

Accentuate Fall Color  -    One sure way to highlight the fall colors in your yard is to pair them with evergreens. Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii), Korean fire (Abies koreana 'Horstmann Silberlocke'), and dwarf blue spruce (Picea pungens 'Corbet'), for example, looks smashing against bold reds and oranges. And bright yellows practically sing next to a dark green background.  BHG

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact in Your Landscape

Add evergreens to your yard to create a year-round show. Get ideas for how to landscape with these plants.

Great, simple ideas for beginning landscapers for landscaping your yard!

Simple Landscaping Ideas for Beginners - Frador

Homeowners can quickly tire of the way their yard is landscaped - or maybe not even landscaped at all. Everyone wants a pretty, well-kept yard that looks planned. So what if you've never landscaped before? Many people are scared to try it themselves, thinking that landscaping is best left up to professionals. Good news: it's not! There are plenty of simple ways to spruce up a yard long-term and change the topography of your front or back yard. You don't have to be an expert on landscape…

Play Up Purple Golden leaves grab the eye -- but so do purple ones. And plants with violet, maroon, or plum-hue leaves (including 'Diabolo' ninebark, many Japanese maples, and many weigelas) are especially trendy. The rich coloring stands out in the garden and blends well with a wide variety of shades, including chartreuse.

Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden

Create a bold, dramatic landscape with these tips for designing with colorful flowers and foliage.

Front of the house landscaping

Front of the house landscaping

Royal Purple Smoke Tree

The Royal Purple Smoketree is a wonderful choice for bringing vibrant color into your garden without increasing your gardening work. This easily grown large bush will be happy even in dry, rocky soil, and it grows into a rounded bush about 10 feet tall, and as much across. The foliage emerges in spring a brilliant purple-red color, and becomes plum-purple all summer and into fall, without fading. All summer long it is crowned with a remarkable cloud of smoky-pink, coming from fine hairs that…

evergreens

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact in Your Landscape

Add evergreens to your yard to create a year-round show. Get ideas for how to landscape with these plants.

Boxwoods: Perfect for Pots...Boxwoods in pots are living sculptures. These evergreen shrubs combine rich green foliage with a dense, rounded, formal shape that changes little over time. “A boxwood looks just as good in January as it does in May,” Susanne notes.

Boxwoods: Perfect for Pots

Count on these handsome shrubs to fill your containers with style.

wagon wheel

Vermont Wagon Wheel

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Native Plants with Seasonal Appeal

Having a colorful garden all year long is easy when you rely on native plants. Besides offering year-round beauty, natives are generally more insect- and disease-resistant than other plants. Here's a list of some of our favorite natives that are especially colorful in the fall.

Silver Korean Fir

Grobe's Nursery and Garden Centre

Grobe Nursery and Garden Centre is Waterloo Regions largest local, independent and family owned garden center. Specialists in plants of all kinds for the home garden and complete landscape design and landscape construction services.

Fairy rose - best shrub rose ever. Can't kill it, blooms its head off all summer....

Fairy rose - best shrub rose ever. Can't kill it, blooms its head off all summer....