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Informal Garden, Winnetka Illinois traditional landscape

Informal Garden, Winnetka Illinois

Informal Front Yard Landscape Garden Design, Winnetka, Illinois

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jobug wrote:
What is name of the ground cover?
   Comment   August 17, 2013
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Pachy sandra
January 14, 2014 at 10:49am     
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singtaurus wrote:
would this be suitable for shade in KY - I have a bed the same shape and size but would like a little more color. instead of the ligularia I might like a shrub with color. any suggestions. Also would a variegated red twig dogwood fit in this garden?
   Comment   June 14, 2013
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Yes, I believe you would be able to apply this planting scheme to your shady location in Kentucky. In regards to a shrub alternative to the Ligularia, you may want to consider a Hydrangea or a Rhododendron. Good luck!
June 14, 2013 at 8:25am   
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singtaurus wrote:
what is the name of this hosta in the forefront?
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Gold Standard Hosta
June 14, 2013 at 8:20am   
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gravante wrote:
Is it possible to get the design plan of this shade border garden?
     Comment   October 21, 2012
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What is the large white flower?
June 11, 2013 at 6:16am   
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The Plant with the white flower is a 'Annabelle' Hydrangea.
June 11, 2013 at 6:20am   
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llewisraney wrote:
Adding shade gardens to my yard instead of thinning grass... - Im trying to have less grass to cut and more interest in my yard. What is the ground cover border plant? It's very interesting. I live in Zone 8, in the hot, humid N. Mississippi.
   Comment   June 16, 2013

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you for your interest in our shade border. I do not have a plan readily available, but would be happy to share the plant material list. Please remember each site is unique. These are plants which do well in the Chicago area. The background is Spruce and Arborvitae. The middle layer is Viburnum, Hydrangea and Ligularia. The foreground is Astilbe, Hosta and Pachy sandra. I hope this helps. Mike Schmechtig, President
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