Each fall, many gardeners plant the usual assortment of spring bulbs like daffodils, hyacinth, and tulips, but to keep blooms in your garden during the rest of the warm-weather months, you can also plant summer flowering bulbs.
Sean Conway of Conway's Nursery in Tiverton, Rhode Island, demonstrates his technique for creating a sphere consisting of rosette-shaped Sempervivum tectorum, also known as 'hens and chicks'. You can use different varieties of sempervivum on the same sphere to create textural patterns.
Nothing is more important to a garden than water, but the guesswork behind it -- figuring out the amount of water each plant needs and how long to keep the water trained on the greenery -- can make it seem like an endless chore. There are, however, a number of tools that make the job significantly easier.