Can you tell I am addicted to succulents?
Can't get enough of them, and no garden is complete without a few,(or who am I kidding, ... dozens), of succulents, as well as some complementary bromeliads such as Dyckias and Aechmea recurvata cultivars that can handle full hot sun. Again, even if nothing ever bloomed here, the color contrasts and variations on a theme complement each other. Echeverias, Sedums, Aloes, I could actually design a garden only using these 3 plant groups, but not being a real minimalist, I've never tried such a…
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unique plants for a shade garden
Back when I was planning my backyard garden, I got pretty obsessed with finding the prettiest, most uncommon plants for my very shady space beyond the typical ubiquitous choices like hostas, ferns, lily of the valley, and bleeding hearts. All of which I have in my yard and love, by the way. It's just that I also wanted some variety, and some uniqueness in the shade. Here's what I came up with, some of which I've already incorporated, and some of which are still on my to buy/plant list. from…
Impatiens downy mildew / Royal Horticultural Society
One day your impatiens are fine, blooming and lovely and the next, they are totally destroyed! It's not slugs, it's downy mildew and it strikes fast and hard! Frank Ferragine, aka Frankie Flowers, addressed this problem briefly on CityLine on the gardening special. Downy mildew can be spotted on the underside of the leaves of impatiens as a white coating, even before the damage is evident. If this is present, it is best to dig out and destroy your impatiens. Do not put them in your compost…
20 Shade Garden Design Ideas That Prove You Can Grow Colorful Plants Anywhere
Enjoy bold, beautiful color in the shady corners of your yard with the latest garden design tips. Mix and match shade-tolerant annuals, perennials, and shrubs to make every inch of your yard a stunning getaway.
Shade Plants: Make Low-Light Gardens Pop With Color - Sunset
Lack of light doesn't have to hurt your garden—lots of flowers love the shadows. Grow these shade plants for pops of color everywhere.
Jack Frost Brunnera
Brilliant silver leaves with contrasting green veins are distinctive and eye-catching in shaded beds and woodland gardens. Clusters of tiny blue flowers provide additional color in the spring. Use en masse to create a shimmering groundcover or use individually as a garden accent. An herbaceous perennial.
Blazing Star Liatris Dense purple flowers attract butterflies to the garden! Blazing Star Liatris is drought resistant and makes a wonderful cut flower. Light: Full sun to partial shade Blooms: Mid to late summer Height: 2-3' Size: 6-8 cm bulbs