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.
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.