Ivy Geranium: Difficulty level: Very easy Why you want it: If you love the splashy, bright look of geraniums in the garden, try one indoors. Varieties like ivy geraniums are easy to grow and have blooms in vibrant colors. These plants favor bright light, the better the light, the more they’ll flower. Don’t overwater, advises Garden Guides, given that geraniums thrive when the soil dries out between waterings.
Early on, though, the project hit a snag. Once the stone paths were in place, the landscape crew tilled the beds without removing several big piles of limestone dust left over from the hardscape installation. A soil test confirmed Corky's worst fear: The pH had risen to 8.9—far too alkaline for roses. Shown: The pergola, nearly engulfed by 'New Dawn' roses, serves as a perch for songbirds and hides the garage from view.