There are so many lovely vignettes, places to sit and reflect, and a seemingly endless array of plants to enjoy in this mature home landscape. Tammy Algood introduces us to this gardener with a love for nature and a great eye for garden design. You'll want to take notes!
From their deck, this couple's backyard landscape reminds them of one of their favorite tropical vacation spots. Within this densely planted space there's big, bold foliage along with bright shades of flowers. Host Troy Marden learns the maintenance involved for this garden in USDA Climate Zone 7.
Annette Shrader tours a country estate landscape that has some of the very best cultivars of the daylily, earning it the status of an official American Daylily Society Display Garden. She learns which characteristics of this easy-care perennial this collector enjoys the most. Hint: its the variety in colors and petal forms, and the way one plant can have blooms over a period of several weeks. His collection tops 1,800 plants.
Coleus now comes in hundreds of varieties that offer season-long color and texture. No longer just for the shade garden, there's a big selection of sun coleus too. Coleus grows in the ground as well as in containers. Growing habits range from tall to small upright varieties to trailing or sprawling types. Tammy Algood introduces us to a home gardener who is a big fan of coleus who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate from cuttings.
The sculpture trail was established in 1999 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens through a donation from Ann and Monroe Carrel Jr. The trail underwent renovation to upgrade the pathways and add to the plant collection. Reopening in 2020, the trail features 10 works on a 1.5 mile woodland walkway. The plant palette is 100% native with very few cultivars. More than 700 trees and shrubs were added during the renovation, with the continued goal to have as much plant diversity as possible.
A new home in a new subdivision is a blank canvas for homeowners who are Do-It-Yourselfers. Tammy Algood visits with one of the plant-lovers who worked together with her spouse over 30 years on this landscape. We tour their pleasing and pleasant backyard featuring trees, border beds, raised beds, and container plants. They also have functional and interesting hardscapes for gathering.
Is there much to look at in your home landscape in the winter? Get some ideas on how to sustain beauty and interest year-round as Phillipe Chadwick strolls an estate garden that features several plant specimens that take center stage outside the prime growing season.