Ten ways to brighten your 2015 garden
By Teresa Woodard
Blame it on cabin fever, but I’m giddy over the jackpot of spring gardening ideas showcased at the recent Columbus Home & Garden Show. White kale and golden forsythia branches for spring container gardens. Out-of-the-ordinary conifers in bright yellow, two-tone colors and funky shapes. A 10-foot waterwall for a patio. Disney-esque fountains for the backyard. And even some new twists on those ever-popular pollinator houses.
With fellow blogger Michael Leach as my guide, I snapped lots of pictures to share with Heartland Gardening readers. Let us know ideas you’re “Pinning” for this year’s garden.
Known for its bright yellow winter color, this Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph’ is a winner in a snowy landscape.
A unique water feature that brings a soothing sound and visual appeal to this outdoor bar design.
A great water feature for tight spaces and an eye-catching sculpture carved from an old wooden palette.
A two-sided fireplace is shaded by an attractive sail cloth.
This pollinator hotel by Steven Maravich offers plenty of rooms for beneficial insects.
Greenhouses are becoming popular with backyard gardeners who want to grow food year-round.
Ornamental kale is not just for fall displays. Here, Warwick’s Landscaping uses kale with birch logs, pussy willow, forsythia and ivy.
This fountain creates an arched entry to this garden design by Landscape Design Solutions.
This blooming cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’) is a crowd stopper at Warwick’s display. The multi-stemmed shrub blooms with star-like yellow flowers in later winter.
Larry Burchfield and his team at Cedarbrook Landscaping offered another fun-filled, themed garden with its “Saturday Night Fever” design. It highlights many vintage finds from this fountain of saxophones to a set of old bed springs turned into a bed of succulents.
It’s disco fever – or perhaps spring fever – for Teresa and Michael at the Home & Garden show.