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Garden design plans, with plant selections and alternatives. Free! Use them as is or as a starting point for inspiration.

Formal Kitchen Herb Garden Design
Here's a design plan for a 4-Square herb garden with a central focal point. It's full of color, texture and, of course, delicious, fragrant herbs. Formal herb gardens are easy to maintain and they keep your herbs accessible.

A Cut Flower Garden of Perennial Favorites
Cutting gardens are meant to keep your home in bloom and perennial plants will bloom more profusely year after year. This garden design comes complete with specified plants and alternatives. Many perennials will repeat flower if kept dead headed, which is exactly what a cutting garden is for. And since not all perennial flowers bloom at the...

Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Gardens
This garden is designed to attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. Most of the plants are suitable for a wide range of growing conditions. Alternative plants are also listed. You can follow the plan as is or adapt it to your particular site and style.

Sunny Flower Border Garden Desing
A small plot of soil that gets lots of sunshine is the perfect place to put a garden full of color. This garden plan uses some work horse perennial flowers to create a garden that stays colorful all season.

The Shady Nook - Designing a Garden for Partial Shade
Shade doesn't mean you can't have flowers. There are plenty of plants that like the cool relief of partial shade. There are also plants with intriguing texture, blushing or variegated leaves and lots of drama. This design plan features many of them. Embrace the shade - you'll enjoy its cool relief too.

White & Silver Flowers and Foliage to Brighten Shade
White and silver flowers and foliage positively glow in the shade. Sometimes white plants wash out in bright light, but in shade they shimmer. An added incentive to grow these plants is that most require minimal maintenance.

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I'm a garden designer and these are some of my Mediterranean favorite plants:
-Lavender 'Goodwin Creek Gray' Blooms nearly year round
-Salvia 'Whirly Blue' or 'Pozo Blue' or 'Allen Chickering' A CA native with very fragrant leaves and striking early summer blooms
-Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink Yarrow' Another CA native with tiny fernlike leaves and pink/white flower heads. Spreads slowly for a very lush look
-Pink hedge roses 'Simplicity' is an easy (disease resistent) one that you can deadhead from time to time(or not) and looks striking mixed with the lavender. Mine bloomed into December
-Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' I use this as a groundcover around my patio, with roses behind it
-Citrus-no Mediterranean garden is complete without a Lemon...

Climate of change ahead for gardening  — Newsday
While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry's visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come. .. FLOWERS.

Message to a heartbroken widow: embrace your grief  — Irish Times
And go for a walk in the garden. Examine the dead plants and the frosty clay that was so full of flower last August.

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