Seeds from fruit trees are unlikely to produce edible fruits due to the wide variety of genetic traits in the fruit seeds, writes Maureen Gilmer, a horticulturist and landscape designer. Most fruits grown in a landscape come from portions of fruit tree that have been grafted onto rootstock, Gilmer notes.
Outdoor living spaces benefit from a diverse array of plants, including fragrant varieties such as jasmine, writes Maureen Gilmer, a horticulturist and a landscape designer. In this article, she enumerates five dos and don'ts when creating or renovating a patio. While spiky plants should be avoided, potted trees can help beautify bare or tight areas.
Sheds can serve as an organized storage area instead of using the garage, landscape designer Maureen Gilmer writes. Prefabricated sheds can be made to match the color of the house, and they can be decorated or matched with foliage, Gilmer notes.
A balanced arrangement of boulders gives Japanese gardens their distinctive charm, landscape designer Maureen Gilmer writes. There are five forms of rocks found in Japanese gardens, and she describes how each plays a role in the landscape.