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Great Garden Combo: 6 Beautiful Plants for a Shady, Wet Site
Transform a shade garden with moisture-loving golden grasses, textural leaves and a sprinkling of flowers
"sform a shade garden with moisture-loving golden grasses, textural leaves and a... This garden has been transformed into a cool, leafy glade through a combination... Planting for shade can be challenging enough; combine shade with soil that remains... experienced gardener shudder. Yet there are some stunning perennials, shrubs and even... textures. A path weaves through the space to an inviting bench, with waterfalls of soft..."
5 Gold Plants to Illuminate Shady Garden Spots
Dark garden corners don't have to mean deep, monochromatic color. Gold plants brighten the landscape with shots of luminosity
"Dark garden corners don't have to mean deep, monochromatic color. Gold plants brighten... hated gold plants until I discovered gold foliage plants for shade. "Gold" can be a bit... yourself gardening in shade, odds are you're always looking to brighten things up a... Many gardeners' instincts are to go for deep, dark colors, but my favorite ways... these plants typically aren't 100 percent gold — their coloring is a gradient of..."
Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Ideas for a Woodland Garden
Fill your senses with the magic of a wild forest-inspired garden — from shady understory plants to towering treetops
"magic of a wild forest-inspired garden — from shady understory plants to towering treetops... treasured garden plants, forests also have a thing or two to teach us about garden design... hold a magic unequaled. They envelop amicably, protect from view and shelter from... prospect of a new sight past the next group of trees is enough to keep us walking. While... intended) up a forest setting. Wish there was a list of plants that will not encourage..."
6 Fantastic Ferns to Enliven Shady Garden Spots
For long-term interest with little upkeep in challenging conditions, ferns might just be your garden's new best friend
"For long-term interest with little upkeep in challenging conditions, ferns might... be your garden's new best friend... under a dense canopy of trees — perfect conditions for a garden accented with ferns... g and plantings. In addition, a vast array of fern varieties is available, so you... other plants that are able to flourish in difficult light and soil conditions and... useful plants, with their fronds unfurling in the spring to reveal crisp new foliage..."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Wonderful Plants for a Deer-Resistant Screen
Protect your privacy and keep deer at bay with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight
"bay with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight... turn a problem area into a garden highlight. Rather then build a barricade, add... deer-resistant plantings. Since the hardiness zones are given for each plant, look for similar... color for a beautiful focal point you will want to look at. In rural gardens deer... Gardeners face many challenges. The need to screen neighboring houses is a common..."
5 Easy Plants for a Romantic Entry Garden
Abundant flowers, a heady fragrance and striking foliage combine for a romantic front-yard garden that's deceptively low maintenance
"flowers, a heady fragrance and striking foliage combine for a romantic front-yard garden... is key for a romantic garden style; it calls for a happy mingling of flowers and foliage... spacing. Yet for this design to be considered easy care, the plant selection must also be... romantic garden is complete without fragrance, so the plant combination here includes... air. A restrained color palette of white, silver and blue brings a sense of calm..."
Great Design Plant: Wild Geranium Puts on a Color Show
Oodles of bright blossoms and an easygoing nature make this woodland plant a welcome addition to a shady garden
"woodland plant a welcome addition to a shady garden... woodland plants in a shade garden. Versatile, because it can grow in a wide variety... asked me for two words to describe wild geranium, I would tell you “reliable” and “versatile... if this plant is growing in deep shade or partial sun on the edge of your shade or... after a garden "work out." But today, my garden plans were shortened by a yellow... have been a wonderful filler and border plant for my Cape Cod garden's sandy soil...."
11 Perfect Plants for a Moonlit Garden — in Pots
Create an alluring after-dark aura on a patio or deck with container plants that glow white under the stars
"aura on a patio or deck with container plants that glow white under the stars... summer gardens must be seen in the daylight for us to truly appreciate their beauty... outdoors, a moon garden can help you create an outdoor space that's just as enjoyable... favorite plant of all for a moon garden is the moonflower vine that opens large while... hosta for us--but here is a white nerium oleander under a tiny sliver of moonlight:..."
Great Design Plant: Axminster Gold Comfrey for Sun or Shade
Plant this perennial for bold color that will light up shady spots, sparkle in the sun and add interest from spring until fall
"Plant this perennial for bold color that will light up shady spots, sparkle in the... in my garden. At first glance it could be mistaken for a hosta, but its coarse, somewhat... aggressive for some, but in my Seattle garden I appreciate its tenacity and have plenty... aren’t many plants that have good looks in both sun and shade, so when I discovered this... it is a member of the borage family (unlike with hosta, the deer leave it alone)..."
Great Design Plant: Retreat to the Shade of Hardy Catalpa
Big foliage and a towering height provide a shady respite in summer, but that's not all hardy catalpa offers dedicated gardeners
"foliage and a towering height provide a shady respite in summer, but that's not all hardy... against a silhouette of heavy branches. Best of all, this native tree is a problem... takes a big commitment of space and energy to maintain, but the payoff is worth it... shaded. I planted a oak from a nut 40 years ago, and I now have a tree with a trunk diameter... I have a friend who buys a house, I buy them a tree for a housewarming present and..."
A Great Spring Plant Combo for Dappled Shade
Time these ephemeral beauties right to watch them play off one another under a canopy of deciduous trees
"under a canopy of deciduous trees... of the garden. Take advantage of the dappled light and increased visibility under... combining plants that have exciting, seasonal features that will fade as the canopy overhead... These plants are a nice addition to gardens. Thank you for this information! Karen... candy for a fellow plant-aholic! Bsiegelallison you've made my day!!! Thank you so... tics. For example if this iris didn't work you might look for a very vertical grass..."
10 Boo-tiful Black Plants for Halloween
Dramatic and just a bit eerie, these inky plants set the right Halloween mood in a garden or on a patio
"and just a bit eerie, these inky plants set the right Halloween mood in a garden or... black-hued plants to make a hauntingly memorable display.... Thanks for including some zone 10 plants!!... need to plant it in the warm season for a display like this in fall.Botanical name:... it as a low-growing filler and then replant it in a partly shady spot in your garden... nursery, Garden Heights in St. Louis, does a fantastic job of giving gardeners inspiration..."
5 Unsung Wildflowers That Thrive in Dry Shade
"Turn shady problem spots into garden idylls with with these prolific, easy-care bloomers... still a great time to get them in the ground and provide a head start for faster... I was a terrible gardener whom no one should listen to.) In the midst of my favorite... favorite planting season — autumn — I give you some workhorse natives for the U.S. Midwest... ensure a less-stressful transition into garden soil.... of our gardens that just, well, tick us off and create literal nightmares. (I once..."
7 Great Container Plants for Early-Spring Appeal
Good things sometimes come to those who impatiently head to the nursery for plants that can take a chill
"nursery for plants that can take a chill... here are a number or plants that can stand a little chill. Their flowers and/or foliage... early for planting containers with summer-blooming annuals. It’s best to wait until... waiting for warmer temperatures, and they'll last well into summer.... stars in 'Gardening from a Hammock' a guide to low-maintenance gardens. You can see more... small tete a tete daffodils. Im holding off going to the garden centre for another few..."
Great Design Plant: Strawberries for All Seasons
"possible with a mass planting of this tough ground cover... es as a ground cover. Strawberries aren’t just for pots and raised garden beds;... entry garden to be both beautiful and functional, so I’ve designed it with a mix... they make a good lawn alternative or ground cover for sunny areas, and their foliage... mix of plants that offer multiple seasons of interest along with culinary benefits —... herbs are planted along the walkway and mixed in among boxwood and other shrubs; and..."