Create a knockout yard with these strategies: Start with the big stuff: Begin your planning by establishing focal points. These can include trees, big shrubs and tall ornamental grasses, as well as structures such as a gazebo, archway, pond, trellis or statue. Once these are in place, the rest of your landscaping can fill in around them.
Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' has superb evergreen foliage that looks good all year round, accompanied by large sprays of whitish pink, vanilla-scented flowers, deeper pink in bud, in early and mid-spring.
A Weathered Retreat A few pebbles threaded on a frayed, weathered string, triggered the inspiration for this tiny courtyard garden. My client had picked them up from a beach in Suffolk where the grasses on the sand dunes billow in the sea wind. The crumbly old brick wall cried out for weathered