Choose interesting foliage for container plants for shade. Use a combination of leaf shapes and textures to add beauty to a shady setting.
Self-guided garden tours are major fundraisers for the Toronto Botanical Garden, Vancouver Heritage Society, horticultural groups and neighbourhoods.
You can tour multiple gardens in a region by following a garden route. The gardens on a regional map are promoted as a tourist destination for the summer.
Your spring garden containers don’t always need to include tulips and daffodils for a pop of colour. Pair yellow and white primroses with pink hellebores.
Great Dixter in East Sussex, England, is a mecca for avid gardeners now led by Fergus Garrett. The gardens are full of inspiring ideas for planting.
This was the week rain smashed the pale pink ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peonies, which happens every year in early June. You just know there will be a downpour that will splatter the big double blooms across the lawn.
Judith Adam writes about beautiful Rio Deep Red mandevilla vine and how to care for them.
From the cluster of terracotta pots in her container kitchen garden, Carol Pope picks herbs, strawberries, blueberries, currants, and even figs and apples.
Blue flowers such as blue salvias are useful for accenting other colours in the garden. Try to have some in bloom from summer through fall.
The familiar spring-blooming slender deutzia, sometimes known as Japanese snow flower, is an exuberant bloomer in full sun to part shade.
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Win a pair of tickets for the 25th annual Niagara on the Lake Garden Tour on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The self-guided tour includes 12 private gardens.