In the front yard, the streambed is edged by a manicured lawn and a perennial border that reflects the homeowners’ passion for gardening and affection for bold colors

If you’ve ever shopped for perennials you’ve undoubtedly seen the plant tags that growers stick in the pot. You know the ones. On one side they have a colorful photograph and on the other side they tell you to plant your plants in full or partial sun, in moist well-drained soil.  Chances are g

Native Plants: The More the Merrier

Dry Riverbed

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Another dry stream bed - this one is probably more realistic as far as landscaping the small arch footbridge.

"Instead of a poured concrete swale, these homeowners opted for a dry streambed lined with water-worn stones and edged with eye-catching plantings." | Read more: | Dry Stream Does Double Duty

Dry Stream Does Double Duty. Fine Gardening also has a great tutorial on making a dry stream bed, but to get to the actual directions, you need to go to page 3 in their post. The first two pages has good information though, so take a peek.

Reducing your lawn with beautiful alternatives. This could be a path or a dry stream bed

Sharing Nature's Garden: Reducing your lawn with beautiful alternatives

Love the rocks and the wildness. Yea, for English gardens.

My backyard someday.

Perennial border so much more interesting than lawn.

Back flowerbed ideas

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'Dark and Light'. Midground: Pennisetum glaucum (Millet, Purple Majesty), back: Sambucus nigra aurea (Golden Elderberry), front: Mirabilis jalapa (Four o'Clock Flower) and Ocimum basilicum purpureum (Purple Basil).

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Spruce - Plant Encyclopedia - Dwarf Alberta spruce Picea glauca 'Conica' bears a perfect conical shape and is slow growing. Love the dwarf Spruce plants and cannot wait to buy!

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Don't be afraid of color in your front yard. A riot of shades gives this landscape a romantic cottage garden feel:

Front Yard Flower Gardens

Add curb appeal, brighten your entryway, and make your home more inviting with a beautiful front yard flower garden. Check out this collection of front yard flower garden ideas.

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An explosion of color from foliage and flower make you say WOW! when you drive up to this house. The personal garden coach

DIY:  How to Plan, Create and Plant a Dry Stream Bed - great info on how to fix drainage problems in your yard - via Fine Gardening

Dry Stream Does Double Duty - Fine Gardening Article

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Large flagstones make up a pathway through this densely populated garden that includes shrubs, grasses, trees, and water-loving plants.

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HOW TO KEEP DOGS From Peeing on Your Lawn and Flower Beds.

Rock lined pathway edges.