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Mediterranean style pots planted with lavandula and olea europaea against white shuttered doors

This is why you need olive trees in your home and garden

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your living space.

Phormiums have become icons of Mediterranean landscapes, although they hail from New Zealand and require a bit more moisture than sometimes expected. Here, the bronzy colors of Phormium 'Firebird' combines nicely with Leucodendron 'Safari Sunset', with the flowers of drought tolerant Arctotis underneath.

CA Friendly Design Ideas | Roger's Gardens

Need Inspiration? Below you will find over 100 local Orange County gardens that are all demonstrating California Friendly elements. We've organized this page by style of garden. If you need additional design or plant help, stop by Roger’s Gardens or contact our landscape department to inquire about complete California Friendly garden design and installation.

by Denver garden expert Tom Peace: drought tolerant stachys, dianthus, salvia, achillea, verbascum, penstemon, and a daisy hug up to the lawn:

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by Denver garden expert Tom Peace: drought tolerant stachys, dianthus, salvia, achillea, verbascum, penstemon, and a daisy hug up to the lawn:

Phlomis russeliana, Sanguisorba officinalis, Achillea millefolium 'Walther Funcke'

Phlomis russeliana - phlomis

Buy Phlomis russeliana phlomis: Pretty whorls of pale yellow flowers

Kniphofias (Red Hot Poker plants) grow along with other herbaceous plants in the grounds of the Garden House (near Buckland Monachoram) in South Devon.  - by Markles55, via Flickr

THE GARDEN HOUSE

Kniphofias (Red Hot Poker plants) grow along with other herbaceous plants in the grounds of the Garden House (near Buckland Monachoram) in South Devon. So how come these Red Hot Poker plants are orange?

85 Stunning Cottage Garden Ideas for Front Yard Inspiration - Decoradeas

Cottage gardens are romantic, relaxed, free-flowering and fun; they can be planted with pastel tones or brighter hues that you love. Part of the ethos of a cottage garden is imbuing it with your own personality; there are no rules,… Continue Reading →

Best Front Yard Landscaping Ideas and Garden Designs - oneonroom

Thanks partly to rising house costs and the circulation of inspirational backyard pictures on websites like Pinterest and Instagram, owners have begun to see their entrance yards in a brand new gentle. Not solely does a well-designed panorama assist spotlight the wonder and architectural options of a home, however it additionally raises a house’s worth … Read more "Best Front Yard Landscaping Ideas and Garden Designs"

So much to look forward to... #spring #buildingagarden #OakandMonkeyPuzzle #SpargoCreek #Daylesford #landscapearchitecture #gardendesign #inspiration #imageviapinterest

Natasha Morgan on Instagram: “So much to look forward to... #spring #buildingagarden #OakandMonkeyPuzzle #SpargoCreek #Daylesford #landscapearchitecture #gardendesign…”

So much to look forward to... #spring #buildingagarden #OakandMonkeyPuzzle #SpargoCreek #Daylesford #landscapearchitecture #gardendesign #inspiration #imageviapinterest

Perennial border with low flowering sages, Salvia nemerosa and Catmint

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Monarda didyma 'Pink Lace' bee balm flowering in perennial border at Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington

The marriage of colorful cottage-style gardens with formal design, clipped hedges and stone hardscapes inspired the 19th-century French impressionists. This romantic design style can look just as beautiful in 21st-century yards.

Romance in the Garden, French-Country Style

See pictures of beautiful French country gardens at HGTV.com.

Advice for a New Native Gardener – California Native Plant Society Blog

Advice for a New Native Gardener

This article has been adapted from the CNPS- Orange County Chapter’s “Native Gardener’s Corner – Member’s Tips, Tricks, and Techniques” newsletter column,…