Monrovia PLANT SAVVY
February 2017
We don’t know about you, but we’re more than a little ready to put this winter behind us and get outside in the garden. There’s a romance about this time of year when things are budding up and leafing out (you in colder zones, it’s coming!). To get you in the mood, we’ve got early-flowering shrubs, five famously seductive bloomers, and ideas for reclaiming nobody’s favorite space–north-facing walls. You’ve told us that you need ideas for landscaping small spaces, so we turned to the experts for the best advice. Get outside and share the love.

 

"ISN'T IT ROMANTIC" WEEK

Get your swoon on this month. Week of February 13-17 we’ll post one famously seductive bloomer each day on our blog Grow Beautifully. Plant them together for an over-the-top border. (Get in the mood with this sweet lavender.)

Idea Gardens: Small Spaces

Have a small space and a huge wish list? Tune in each week this month as we introduce great ideas for maximizing spaces such as courtyards, terraces, postage stamp backyards, and even a Juliet balcony. Let’s start with this tiny courtyard.

In season: Amazing Azaleas

Camellias are beginning to taper off, but you’re a month or more from the first flush of roses. What to do? Lean on amazing azaleas to bring the mid-season magic.

5 Plants for a North-Facing wall

“North-facing walls are my favorite,” said no one, ever. Gloomy, dark, cool, and typically dry, it’s a challenge to find plants that do well there. But it’s not ivy or bust. Take a look at these easy-to-grow favorites.