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26 Vegetables To Grow In The Shade

If you have a shady spot in your garden, don't let it go to waste. Some vegetables actually taste better when grown in the shade.

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Use Sun Exposure To Plan Your Garden

Even if you have never gardened or grown anything before, you can grow food in a home garden. But if you are very new to growing then you should first consider your growing zone and the sun exposure in your growing area. Know your plant hardiness zone The USDA publishes a map with growing zones. ... Read More about Use Sun Exposure To Plan Your Garden

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Oh how I love a great garden path

My favorite of my boards on Pinterest is my “Great Garden Paths” board. I have a weakness for garden paths. There is something so incredibly inviting about a path through a garden. It says, “Explore me,” or “Feel free to look AND touch, I’m cool with it.” My favorite garden paths bend around corners, begging […]

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Shade Loving Shrubs: The Best Bushes To Plant Under Trees - Gardening @ From House To Home

If you are looking for shade loving shrubs to fill the space between taller trees and low-growing perennials, this list of beautiful bushes will help.

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24 Spectacular Shade Garden Perennials

Perennials that thrive in a shady garden. Shade perennials prized for blooms or foliage. Don't sacrifice style or design.

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14 Plants Not to Grow In Your Garden (Even If They Are Free) - Gingham Gardens

There are so many lovely perennials available, so don't bother with these 14 Plants Not To Grow In Your Garden, or other invasive or aggressive plants.

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Sumptuous shady corner (2)

Explore KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES' photos on Flickr. KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES has uploaded 186191 photos to Flickr.

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A Garden in the Shade (Part 2)

In my last post, we finished off at the entrance to the one sunny pocket in the backyard garden. Let's head under the arbor and look around. Before we move away to explore the rest of the garden, I wanted to show you this pretty, little Japanese birdbath. I also want to point out the interesting way the gardener has managed to combine rock of different scales both in this bright, sunny corner and in other areas of the garden. On the left, she has created a dry stream bed using river rock with a flagstone edging. On the right, she has mixed flagstone with pea gravel to create a path. Pea gravel has a nice crunch under foot, but flagstone is easier to walk on. Assorted groundcovers soften and blend the edges of the path into the rest of the plantings. And speaking of groundcovers...I like Creeping Jenny, but I always stress over its aggressive spread. This gardener obviously does not share my worry, because as you will notice, she has it planted throughout the garden. It does make an interesting textural matt under this Japanese Maple doesn't it? She had this Black Bamboo, Phyllostachys nigra planted in a partially buried pot (initially slow to spread, but be warned, it can also be invasive). I love the skirt of ornamental grass that hides the pot. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Moving to the left, we enter an area of half-shade with dappled sunlight. Among the flowering plants and shrubs are pink Astilbe and a number of hydrangeas. As you can imagine, she waters both frequently! In terms of foliage plants, the homeowner has planted a variety of hosta, heuchera and variegated Jacob's Ladder (see lower right corner two photos back). There are also Ostrich Ferns toward the back of this flowerbed. In the far corner of the garden, there are a number of mature trees and full shade conditions. Added to the combination of hosta and heuchera, there is a Japanese Painted Fern, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum on the left. I am going to make a wild guess that the perennial on the right is a Heuchera,'Southern Comfort'. Always pretty for shade: Siberian Bugloss, Brunnera macrophylla, 'Jack Frost' I thought this was a fun idea. Hanging from the tree branches are several birdcages with plant pots inside. No room for a full-sized pond? Check this out! This pond was no bigger than a bucket. I messed up this shot a little and missed the last word expressed in the sentiment on the little pebbles in the foreground. The rocks say, "Hello, have a nice day!" I pass that sentiment on to you.

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