Shady dealers: Plants to brighten up even the shadiest spots
Concluding our series on fab front gardens, Constance Craig Smith says that a bit of inspired planting can help brighten up even the shadiest spots.
Friday Favorites: Wood Block Floor and a Beautiful Dog Kennel (yes, I said dog kennel!)
Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites and Remodelaholics Anonymous! We love seeing and sharing great ideas -- so send them our way! If you have a blog, you can link up below, and if
Aquilegia canadensis Wild columbine from North Creek Nurseries
Aquilegia canadensis (Wild columbine or Canadian columbine) - Perennial - Zones 3-8, Height 1-3 ft. A native beauty with red flowers and yellow centers that hang like drifts of softly illuminated lanterns in April and May. Excellent as a shady rock garden naturalizer, it also is quite content in average garden conditions. Occurs naturally in rich rocky woods, north-facing slopes, cliffs, ledges, pastures, and roadside banks.
52 Simple and Beautiful Shade Garden Design Ideas - Wartaku.net
Keep these tricks in mind to create your own paradise in the coolest part of the shade garden. Asses your garden and learn the nomenclature because not all shade is created equal; partial shade, filtered or dappled shade, light or open shade, and full or deep shade. Inadequate moisture is often become a problem in shade, whether caused by the canopy of trees or the overhang of a house, an umbrella-like. Make sure that your irrigation system is hooked up to give enough irrigation to plants…
PINCUSHION Pink Mist Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist' Height: 16-20" Spread: 12-18" Flowers: Pink Blooms: 8-12 weeks, starting late June Zone: 3-7 Soil: Does well in most conditions Additional Information: Deadhead to produce more blooms. Try planting with Artemisia, Lamb's Ear, Shasta Daisy. Full sun/part sun.