Bella Blooms Design Blog


Spring Beauty

Posted in Container Gardening, Garden Maintenance, Landscape Design, Outdoor Living by Administrator on the March 8th, 2011

Here are the names of a couple of plants that are blooming around town.

Cherry Tree
Saucer Magnolia
Star Magnolia
Redbud Tree
Bradford Pear Tree
Carolina Yellow Jessamine
Forsythia

I’m BULB crazy right now!!!!!

Posted in Container Gardening, Garden Maintenance, Landscape Design, Outdoor Living by Administrator on the February 26th, 2011

 There’s no getting around it. “I’m bulb crazy right now!”

This time of year you want to get your bulbs in the ground. Elephant Ear’s are beautiful in the garden. They come in all kinds of different types, and don’t worry there are types for the shade and the sun. WOO HOO right???? First you want to go to your local garden center and select some healthy elephant ear bulbs for planting. Make sure the bulb is firm, not soft.  Plant the bulbs in the early spring when the ground starts to warm up. Adding in compost and a little fertilizer to the ground always helps. Once they start blooming they won’t stop until the first frost. The tropical look is key for a Charleston garden! Enjoy planting.

Here are a couple of types i like you use. 

 Black Magic ‘Colocasia esculenta’

Black Stem ‘Colocasia Fontanesii’ 

lIlustris ‘Colocasia antiquorum’

Giant Alocasia ‘Macrorrhiza maki’

 

recycled chairs

I picked up these old rocking chairs off the side of the road that someone was throwing away. They have a real old distressed look which is great for the garden. I sanded them down and replaced the rotting wood with new. Using a clear coat sealer to protect the wood from the outdoor elements,  I am able to keep the distressed look. This is a great way to recycle!

Winter Color

Posted in Container Gardening, Landscape Design, Outdoor Living by Administrator on the November 21st, 2010

 Winter annuals should be planted now for spring color. Snapdragons,pansy,violas,poppies,and ornamental kale’s are some great winter flowers. Mass plantings of flowers are a nice touch to the landscape. They will grow all winter and bloom beautifully in the spring.

New Gallery Pictures On Bellabloomsdesign.com!

Posted in Container Gardening, Garden Maintenance, Landscape Design, Outdoor Living by Administrator on the November 18th, 2010

Check out some of our latest work on the gallery page of our website. Here’s a couple of previews for your viewing pleasure.