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46 Flowers and Plants That Will Upgrade Your Landscaping

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As the winter snow starts to melt and we begin digging our way out of the house, we cannot help but think of warm weather and the plans we have to make the yard resemble something that we can look forward to coming home to.


Where do we start?


Start where the professionals start! Know the rules or guidelines that the experts follow when designing their landscape. Click on the link below for this helpful link.

Easy Landscape Design Rules Used by the Experts


Now that we know this, now we just need some suggestions on different types of plants to use. There are hundreds of possibilities but here are a few of my favorite.


Sun Loving Shrubs


1. Abelia ‘kaleidoscope’


2. Camellia sasanqua


3. Gardenia ‘August beauty’


4. Spiraea ‘Anthony Waterer’


5. Cleyera japonica


6. Encore Azalea


7. Chamaecyparis pisifera


8. Holly ‘dwarf yaupon’


9. Holly ‘dwarf burfordi’


10. Hydrangea ‘limelight’


11. Indian Hawthorne ‘Eleanor Tabor’


12. Loropetalum ‘purple diamond’


13. Nandina ‘firepower’


14. Osmanthus fragrans


15. Plum Yew ‘prostrata’


16. Rose ‘double knockout’


17. Rose Red Drift


18. Viburnum Chinese Snowball




19. Buddleia davidii


20. Canna lily


21. Coreopsis verticillata


22. Daylily ‘Stella de Oro’


23. Dianthus ‘Firewitch’


24. Echinacea ‘purple cone flower’


25. Creeping Phlox


26. Sedum ‘Angelina’


27. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’


28. Rudbeckia black eyed susan





29. Cordyline x ‘jurred’


30. Pennisetum purple fountain grass


31. Gerber daisy


32. Lantana ‘confetti’


33. Mexican Heather Cuphea


34. Pentas


Ornamental Grasses


35. Pennisetum Dwarf fountain grass


36. Liriope Muscari


37. Sweet Flag


38. Festuca ‘blue fescue’


39. Japanese silver grass Miscanthus


40. Miscanthus ‘maiden grass’


41. Muhlenbergia capallaris




42. Akebia quinata


43. Bignonia capreolata “crossvine”


44. Jasmine ‘confederate’


45. Jessamine Carolina


46. Lady Banks rose


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Posted 2015-02-08T17:09:22+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATL

Leave it to me to like more plants than the community will allow me to post pictures of. Anyways, here are some more of my favorite plants. Any questions, feel free to hit me up here.



Ajuga reptans


Lysmachia, Creeping Jenny


Ophiopogon japonicas ‘nanus’ mondo grass


Vinca minor perewinkle




Aucuba japonica


Azalea Hybrid




Heuchera ‘coral bells’




Leucothoe axillaris


Mahonia bealei






Arborvitae ‘Green Giant’


Leyland cypress


Holly ‘savannah’


Holly ‘Sky Pencil’


Hydrangea Macrophylla


Japanese maple bloodgood




Posted 2015-02-08T17:19:16+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL
All the pictures are so helpful for knowing which plants to pick out to thrive!
Posted 2015-02-09T01:38:52+0000  by Cree
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