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Working with a shady area? White astilbe is your solution. Brightening the darkest shade with waving plumes of white, astilbe is a classic, easy-to-grow shade perennial.
Imagine what this walkway looks like at night — little dancing blooms all along the left side and a wave of shimmering white softening the fence to the right. Pure magic!
Consider situating white plants around curves in the garden. When you're strolling through a garden at night, it is helpful to see the twists and turns ahead, so use white blooms as a natural sort of fluorescent arrow.
Working White Blooms Into Every Garden Style
Traditional. White gardens can go ubertraditional with row after row of white blooms perfectly set in geometric arrangements.
Another option is to encase a sea of white-blooming showstoppers in boxes of clipped hedges.
Rustic. Go for a more natural, woodland look by incorporating minimally pruned trees and naturalistic plantings.
Victorian. Charming in the daytime and magical at night, this white garden is full to bursting with blooms. Choose traditional white furnishings in iron, wood or wicker to add to the theme.
Whether you are gilding the lily of a classic trimmed estate or starting a country garden from scratch, consider the impact white blooms can have on your space. Create an all-white garden, add a few white bloomers around curves, or line paths that night travelers will be taking.
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