How to Make a Perennial Border in Your Garden

Perennial borders, which are often referred to as herbaceous borders, originated in Britain and were typically placed in front of fences, hedges, or walls, often on the property’s boundaries, usually in rectangular shapes.

When creating your new border, it’s essential to ensure it harmonizes with your overall garden design. In more relaxed and informal landscapes, curved borders and island beds may be a better fit.

On the other hand, in formal gardens characterized by geometric principles and straight lines, rectangular beds tend to complement the aesthetic. Here are 6 steps that will help you out:

5 Amazing Plants that You Should Have on a Dry and Shady Garden

Gardening in full shade is tough, but dry, compacted soil makes it even harder. Dry shade often occurs under mature trees with shallow roots, like non-native maples. Adding soil or raising the grade won’t help much and can harm the tree.

To tackle this in my garden, I annually improve the soil by loosening it with a garden fork, adding shredded leaves for better texture, and topping it with compost or composted manure for nutrients.

Some shade-loving plants adapt to dry conditions, while others, like ‘Ice Dance’ sedge, cope well despite their preference for moisture. When planting in dry shade, use …

How to DIY Your Dream Garden at Home

Designing your outdoor space from scratch can be intimidating, even for seasoned gardeners, and even more so for those new to gardening.

However, here’s the good news: this is your opportunity to create the garden of your dreams, and it’s a chance worth seizing, regardless of your budget and climate. Even better news: if you’re in the early stages of planning your new landscape, winter is an excellent time to begin.

The best part? We’re here to assist you every step of the way. Here are some of the steps that will help you kickstart your journey:

Step 1: …

Wildlife Haven: Crafting Beauty and Shelter for All Seasons

Pine trees, or Pinus, are a unique and enduring addition to any garden or landscape. They are known for their distinctive needle bundles called fascicles and evergreen presence, which makes them a popular choice.

Unlike some other conifers, pines, such as the Ponderosa pine and Scots pine, naturally shed their lower limbs as they age, evolving from a conical shape to a broad, open crown. This unique transformation sets them apart and adds freshness to any landscape.

Swiss stone …