Albizia julibrissin, the mimosa tree is a memory maker in the right location. It’s not for all locations and I’ll touch on that in a bit. But, if you want to party in the summer like it’s 1999, this tree could hold memories of your debauchery and summertime fun outdoors.
Are you going to take a wait and see approach – let the mosquitoes have their way and just accept some bites??
No way! Not me! This year (new for me) I’m coming up with a proactive approach to dealing with mosquitoes, I have to, I’m a mosquito magnet. I used to be pretty casual about mosquitoes…
The scale of this tree is perfect for a small garden and here it is growing as a street tree, facing south, receiving the full sun it loves! Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ is a round headed deciduous tree.
Here’s an incredibly gorgeous and useful ground cover that will definitely make your friends and neighbors jealous when it’s in flower! Crassula multicava belongs on a short list of best succulents to use especially where other sun-loving ground covers won’t grow.
Reminding me of high school geometry – planters typically come in many geometric shapes. Square pots, rectangular planters, round… These are the most common.So when I drove by this uniquely shaped geometric planter, I parked – and paid this unique container garden a proper visit. The cool shape was the first thing that struck me…
If you’re like a lot of people… you know the aloe plant as an indoor plant growing on window sills, small and cute succulents with fleshy leaves. Best known of all is the Aloe vera plant, trusted for its healing properties for sunburn, bites, minor cuts and skin irritations.
For me, this small front garden using just two plants has me thinking about a scene in nature. Here in California it could be a grassy meadow with an oak tree (see the photo below.) So when I saw this, my associative mind was excited by the representation. But I was also excited by the 2-plant choices.
For a bright show of color in spring few plants can beat these California natives – with the electric blues of Ceanothus or California lilac; or the bright orange of the state’s flower: Eschscholzia californica or California poppy. There are so many varieties of Ceanothus, differing in forms from ground covers to trees. Some are […]
April showers bring May flowers and also flowering cherry trees. The impact of this flowering tree is strong, and so is the association – just think of all the cherry blossom festivals around the world – and in Japan, tracking the timing (when the cherry tree blooms) goes back 1,200 years!
When done right Red heats up like no other color in the garden. This fiery color, has the ability to move your eye towards it, and in a small garden setting this is especially powerful. HOW DOES THE COLOR RED AFFECTS YOU PHYSICALLY?
1. Increases enthusiasm. 2. Stimulates energy and can increase blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate. 3.Encourages action and confidence.