Adding a Little Romance to the Garden

Soft, texture-rich plantings, fragrant flowers and a relaxed design help create a romantic tone.

Red Bed in Garden

Daybed and Then Some

Sleeping outside happens in high style, thanks to designer Anne Marie Allen.

Garden Statue Trio

Sweet Scene

Lush, informal plantings, pastel colors and a sculpture celebrating friendship give this garden, designed by Jeff Allen, a romantic feel.

Bleeding Heart Branch

Have a Heart

Plant a bleeding heart, available in pink and white, in a lightly shady spot. It will reward you every spring with arching wands of dangling flowers.

Moonflower Plant

Perfect for a Moonlit Trellis

The fragrant blooms of the moonflower, often the size of dinner plates, begin opening in late afternoon and close by early morning.

Heady Perfume

Whether it's cascading over an arbor or dripping off a wall, wisteria is the ultimate in garden romance.

Heart-Shaped Redbud Leaves

In Fact, Hearts All Around

There are lots of plants with heart-shaped leaves, including the redbud tree (here, the burgundy leaves of 'Forest Pansy').

Wispy Ponytail Grass

Sensory Garden

Include plants in your garden that invite you to touch them, like this ponytail grass.

A Day in the Country

A split-rail fence and redbuds in bloom paint a bucolic picture. All that's left to do is pack a picnic basket.

Gazebo at the End of Pond Bridge

Create a Retreat

In RMSer helawrence13's backyard, the arched bridge crosses over a small pond and leads to a delightful garden gazebo.

Outdoor Garden Seating

It's easy to tell that RMSer Garden Fanatic's style is romantic. Here, the backyard pergola offers a gorgeous spot for reading and relaxing, while lush plantings create a garden oasis in a city lot.

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