Beautiful Garden Photos

Beauty of the Kousa Dogwood Tree

Beauty of the Kousa Dogwood Tree

When the Kousa Dogwood tree blooms, it is a magnificent display of beauty!  It is filled with stunning blossoms from top to bottom. There are over a dozen varieties of dogwood trees.  We opted for the Kousa Dogwood tree because it is more disease resistant than other varieties.  It is also climate tolerate and can […]

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Crepe Myrtles are Easy and Beautiful Bushes & Trees

Crepe Myrtles are Easy and Beautiful Bushes & Trees

Crepe Myrtles are one of the easiest care summer flowering bushes or trees available, which may explain why so many cities use them in public places. Crepe Myrtles can often sustain extreme pruning and come back strong with beautiful blooms. They also come in a variety of colors. One of my favorite bushes is the […]

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Mums – Hardy Chrysanthemums for Beautiful Fall Color

Mums – Hardy Chrysanthemums for Beautiful Fall Color

Chrysanthemums are among the leading flowers for our backyard gardens in fall.  It is no surprise that everyone loves mums and their large, beautiful blooms in autumn.  They are great for container gardening or planted in the ground. Some hardy chrysanthemums will come back every year if you simply snap them back before the winter […]

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The Glorious Appearance of the Sugar Maple Tree

The Glorious Appearance of the Sugar Maple Tree

One of the most spectacular visions in fall is the gorgeous Sugar Maple tree!  Throughout most of the year, this hardy tree is green.  However, in fall, the leaves turn such a brilliant color of yellow and orange that no one can ignore it beauty.  This is one tree you simply cannot take for granted.  […]

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Container Gardening with Flowers

Container Gardening with Flowers

Flower Gardening in Containers and Pots Container gardening in pots is easy flower gardening.  Container gardening is a logical solution when you live in an apartment, have a small yard or if you have pets who like to run, play or dig in your yard.  Plus, container flower gardening is just simply beautiful and convenient. […]

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How to Plant and Care for Pansy Flowers (Pansies)

How to Plant and Care for Pansy Flowers (Pansies)

Pansies are hardy flowers that bloom in the spring, last through the summer and are often still sharing their beauty right into fall.  Of course, to keep them blooming during the summer months, you must water them often.  In the hottest part of the summer, I do water my pansies daily, and they keep smiling […]

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Discover the Beauty of the Dwarf Firepower Nandina Bush

Discover the Beauty of the Dwarf Firepower Nandina Bush

Some of the most beautiful bushes I have in my backyard, are my Firepower Nandina bushes. Their colors are variegated which means they complement just about any other plant, tree, or bush you have in your own yard. The reds and yellows of the Firepower Nandina are magnificent in the fall. Plus, these little bushes […]

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The Jane Magnolia Tree

The Jane Magnolia Tree

The Jane Magnolia aka Magnolia Liliflora The Jane Magnolia Tree Blooms   Our home would not be complete without our Jane Magnolia Tree. Twenty years ago, our son chose a Jane Magnolia to give to me for Mother’s day.  We promptly planted it and enjoyed its beautiful blooms. A few short years later, we moved […]

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Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

Alexander aka Alexandrina Magnolia I love all Magnolias, from the huge, gorgeous Southern Magnolia to the smaller Little Gem Magnolia.  The Alexander Magnolia is one of my all time favorites. Some of the most beautiful spring flowering trees are magnolia varieties. When we moved into our current family home, we had to leave behind the […]

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Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants My backyard is graced with two Flowering Bradford Pear Trees.  We call the Flowering Pear Trees our “gentle giants” because they are huge, but when the wind blows they sway like graceful ballerinas. Their peaceful countenance beckons you to want to just rest under their shade and just […]

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