The Earth laughs in flowers - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Home-Grown Caprese Salad with Tomato & Basil

Enjoy the fruits of the garden with this easy to make fresh, bite size caprese salad. The perfect appetizer or salad for summer cookouts.

Foliage Garden

This gardenís planting are sparked by interesting foliage plants. Complementing the hydrangea and phlox are variegated canna, hosta, blue fescue, red cordyline, various gold-leaved plants, and even a purple-leaved hazelnut.

Summer Salvias

Nothing shines in summer quite like salvias. Combine salvias of all kinds with plants of similar needs like chives and other Mediterranean-climate plants.

Zen Terrarium

Zen from the desert. A simple, oversized glass goblet encloses a minimalist desertscape of succulents and cacti.

Summer Shade Container

The contrasting purple and gold tones of the foliage in this container support the bi-color Torenia blooms by repeating their colors and creating a cohesive design.

Pots of Color

Massing pots of colorful annuals and perennials is a gorgeous way to enliven a space where you canít plant in the ground. Featured here are lavender, bacopa, cosmos, pelargoniums, verbena, dianthus, petunias and more.

Simply Planted Pots

Pots, simply planted, can add little jolts of color anywhere. Bidens, helichrysum, lobelia, calibrachoa and impatiens are paired with a nicely-patterned terracotta pot filled with a juniper.

Perennials & Stone

Perennials look terrific backed by rough stone walls. Used here are salvia, heuchera, dianthus and heliopsis.