Monrovia PLANT SAVVY
July 2017
Plants are happily rooting, blooming, and fruiting right now. It’s time to kick back and enjoy the bounty with friends and family. It’s also the season for peering over fences and for visiting gardens both near and far (like this special one in the UK) to get fresh inspiration. Even if it’s just a little lawn chair traveling on the iPad. We’ve also got great plants for shade and how to get that English cottage garden look (swoon!).

Visit Some Gardens!

No better time than summer to visit the great public gardens, but why not take a left turn and tour some truly remarkable places that you may not have heard of, but that you really need to see.

10 Coral Bells to Spice Up Shade

We love these low-maintenance perennials whose colorful foliage provides a perfect playmate for other shade-lovers that could use an infusion of drama.

Get the Look: English Cottage Garden

Both romantic and practical, true English cottage gardens are a mad mix of flowering plants and edibles that look like they planted themselves. Love the look? More here.