A nursery is a very good place to look for plants for landscaping. On an overcast Tuesday morning, The Sensible Gardener headed to a well known nursery. Walking around, asking questions, making note of a few names, and shooting a few pictures. How nice.
Why don’t you do the same? It’s pleasant and relaxing, even good for the soul. When you come back home, you can look at your pictures, get information from the Internet or from books. Once you’ve really made up your mind on what you want, you can always go back to that same nursery or to any other place where they sell plants.
The big difference between a good nursery and any other store is — you guessed it — knowledge. The employees know about plants, so they can detect sick plants and they generally know better how to care for plants. So when you buy plants in a nursery, you have more chances of getting healthy plants. And most times, the little difference in price is worth it, because a healthy plant will have better chances of surviving once in your yard and it will often grow better and faster.
Below are a few pictures of interesting landscaping plants. They may give you a few ideas for your own lawn.
Sun plants for landscaping
Be sure to have a look at the following pages: Wet Sun Plants.
Part shade plants for landscaping
Shade plants for landscaping
So little sun? So many hostas!
There are literally hundreds of varieties of hostas. Some become huge, while others remain quite small. Some are more shade resistant, others more sun resistant. The images below represent just a few varieties.
Have you considered all the options available to you? If not, then have a look at our Landscaping plants page.