22 new ways to landscape your yard
Framed by wisteria, a Grecian- style planter holds a tangle of geraniums and sweet-potato vines outside of this Rhode Island home.
'Tardiva' and 'Annabelle' hydrangeas, 'Diana' Rose of Sharon hibiscus, and Hosta plantaginea line the walkway behind this Martha's Vineyard home.
'Karley Rose' grass highlights a view of the pool and vineyard in the backyard of this California home.
Plant coral honeysuckle
Throughout this perennial's long bloom time, from mid-June through September, its trumpet-shaped blossoms can perfume your entire garden. Coral honeysuckle will twine around anything in its path, scaling a 10- to 15-foot trellis in a single season, and attract hummingbirds as well.
A quiet corner
Clematis and confederate jasmine climb a brick wall adjoining this Alabama house's back patio.
The owner of this California home renovated her gardens with help from Oakland landscape designer Tod Rimrodt, who cleaned up the overgrown perennial beds and refreshed gravel paths that connect the landscape's many nooks and crannies.
Oak-leaf hydrangeas and lady's mantle bloom in front of the sugar shack in the backyard of this Ohio farmhouse, while wisteria vines punctuate the building's reclaimed windows.
Going on green
'Blushing Bride' hydrangeas and 'Morning Light' ornamental grasses soften the path to the guesthouse in the backyard of this California farmhouse.
An elegant entrance
A very vigorous clematis, Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) doesn't just grow tall (up to 30 feet in a few months); it also grows wide, ensuring full coverage. Consider its tiny white flowers, which bloom in late summer and early fall, a bonus. Oh, and did we mention that the plant tolerates most soil and sun conditions?
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