New ways to landscape your garden
Clematis and confederate jasmine climb a brick wall adjoining this back patio.
A vigorous clematis, this vine doesn’t just grow tall — up to 30 feet in a few months. It also grows wide, ensuring full coverage.
Consider its tiny white flowers, which bloom in late summer and early fall, a bonus. Oh, and did we mention that the plant tolerates most soil and sun conditions?
Lush ornamentals and edibles are planted between the straight lines of paths in this garden, which artfully binds yard to house.
With a structure to grow on, plants in this garden can create living walls that offer privacy and seclusion. Here, an arbor boasts a dense covering of roses that forms a natural “roof,” while a boxwood shrub anchors the base of each column. The result is an intimate seating area that can be used for relaxing or dining.