Who is this site for?
This site is for beginners, amateurs, as well as professionals who may be looking for inspiration or wish to share their gardening or horticultural projects and experiences with others. Gardenia is meant to be a rich, dynamic and unique collection of ideas and experiences - we have modest goals in mind here to vary from piquing the interest of the neophyte gardener, to providing aid and counsel to the amateur gardener, to perhaps, just perhaps, inspiring the expert to consider new ideas in his or her daily work. Included on this site are:
- Designs, realizations of gardens, terraces, balconies of all styles and under any climates,
- Ideas and suggestions for your makeover ideas,
- Planting ideas for those you who like to get their hands in the dirt,
- Professional portfolios and contact information for those who need one,
- Plant and care information, etc.
We do not sell products. We are simply a straightforward interface between you and the gardening world, trying to connect the dots between inspiration, products, nurseries and you!
How to use this site
Gardenia is a growing resource containing many pictures and descriptions of garden design ideas for any style. We attempt to illustrate how to recreate the ideas we showcase which vary from outlining what details or ornaments can make a garden spectacular to providing path or walkway suggestions to enhance the beauty of any yard. And importantly, we provide planting combination ideas inspired by some of the most beautiful arrangements in the world!
Mixing and matching colors, shapes, etc. in the garden is not always easy. This is the reason why we are trying to guide you all along the process and provide you with winning design ideas. We collect stunning pictures of gardens created by talented professionals and provide you with all the information you need to easily re-create them at home. We include a list of plants used, quantities needed, etc.
You will also find detailed descriptions on hundreds of plant varieties and learn about their hardiness, season of interest, light or water requirements, height and spread, care and any other interesting features. We also suggest the best companions to associate them with and provide pictures of winning plant combinations to get inspired from. Last but not least, we browse the web to find local nurseries from where to find these plants to make your life easy.
Add to My Garden Collection
Create your dream garden or lovely plant combinations. Look through our garden or plant pictures and add to your garden Collection those which appeal to you. Marry color and texture and have fun establishing your own planting schemes. When satisfied, email your wish list to a friend, your landscaper designer or your local garden center to find the plants you need.
We hope this website will be useful to you. If not, we would like to hear about your feedback. We view criticism as a path to improvement!