Garden design

Purple alliums, columbines and camassias fill a display border at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Two spring plant combinations to try

Beckie Fox

Two of Beckie Fox's favourite spring plant combinations that would be easy to recreate in most Canadian gardens. The first is inspired by Longwood Gardens.

Garden design ideas for all season blooms

Judith Adam

Get garden design ideas for all season blooms in your garden. Enjoy non-stop flowers from spring right through to fall. Lists of plants and planting plans.

There’s eye candy for plant lovers everywhere you turn at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. I love how the containers, foliage, branches and blooms all work together to create intimate vignettes. (Garden Making photo)

Visit new gardens to explore garden design

Beckie Fox

Visit gardens helps you explore the creativity of garden design – how someone else arranges plants, combines colours, positions paths or places ornaments.

Visits inspire garden design ideas

Beckie Fox

Visiting gardens farther afield also offers up lots of inspiration, especially garden design ideas that can be transplanted to your own space.

Dwarf conifers such as a columnar blue spruce offer multi-season interest. (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Front garden design changes

Judith Adam

Removing a large fern-leaf beech from front garden became necessary because of its eventual size. Dwarf conifers will replace it in front garden design.