“Where’s the Purple?” — Flower Magazine Summer, 2007

flower design and landscape

Are you looking for something fresh and unusual for your fresh cut flower arrangements? It may be time to revisit the Echinacea flower. Thanks to scientists, this flower now comes in a variety of colors including white, orange, yellow, light pink and dark pink. Grouped in masses in a garden, it can give off a brilliant array of colors.

Where did echinacea come from? How can you best care for it? Read our article “Where’s the Purple?” —originally published in Flower Magazine, Summer 2007 edition. Troy Rhone describes the variety of tastes and colors we see in the echinacea flowers.

“Starting Up, Starting Over” — Birmingham Home & Garden, 2002

flat design landscape planning

Are you considering an overhaul to your garden? If so, you’ll want to apply design principles so that it won’t have the look of happenstance to it. 

Consider first a theme. Do you want a structured look? Or do you want a flowing, less formal look? If you have a French Country style home—an English garden with boxwood borders and roses may not fit your style. If you have a flat design landscape, you’ll want a garden design to match.

What are the steps you should take to begin your garden renovation? What principles might you take into consideration?

Find helpful advice from Troy Rhone in the article “Starting Up, Starting Over” —published in Birmingham Home & Garden magazine.