James Freeborn

James Freeborn

James Freeborn
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Lavender 'Phenomenal' One of the hardiest lavenders! This hybrid lavender flowers in midsummer, a little later than English types, and has exceptional winter survival. Plants form a mound of silver foliage, above which long spikes of purple-blue flowers wave. Lavenders prefer well-drained soil, so plant in a raised bed if your soil is claylike. 'Phenomenal' is a butterfly-attracting flower that's ideal for nature gardens, herb beds, and cutting gardens. Zones: 5-9

instead of leaving the unused space in front of our house nearest the road (house is set back really far too much area for grass) we did rows of wildflower"ish" perennials. It would look more groomed and intentional than just prairie wildflowers.

Oakleaf Hydrangea One of our favorite shrubs for shade, oakleaf hydrangea offers beautiful clusters of white blooms in summer, then wonderful burgundy fall foliage.    Name: Hydrangea quericifolia    Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil    Size: To 6 feet tall    Zones: 5-9

One of our favorite shrubs for shade, oakleaf hydrangea offers beautiful clusters of white blooms in summer, then wonderful burgundy fall foliage. Name: Hydrangea quericifolia

.Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'Finally, an ornamental grass that thrives in the shade! The lime-and-white variegated foliage of the Japanese forest grass cascades beautifully at the edge of a flower bed in the darkest corners of your garden. An added bonus -- the foliage turns shades of pink in the fall. Zones 5-9.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'Finally, an ornamental grass that thrives in the shade! The lime-and-white variegated foliage of the Japanese forest grass cascades beautifully at the edge of a flower bed in the darkest corners of your garden.