Category Archives: planting a SHADE GARDEN

Plant (Start) a Flower Garden for Sun or Shade…Celebrate Spring

Starting a flower garden, especially your first one can be a wonderful experience. There is something rewarding about being outside, working the soil, picking out plants, and seeing your labor of love turn into something quite beautiful. This post is … Continue reading

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Looking at Evergreens in the Garden

Evergreens to me provide the most interest in the Winter garden, and are really the backbone or foundation on which a really nice year-round garden is built. They can be planted along with herbaceous perennials in the garden, to add … Continue reading

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Evergreens are the Winter Interest in My Garden

As much as I like a garden filled with flowers, there is another part of me, The Zen Part, that likes the look of just the evergreens, standing alone, in the Winter Garden.

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It’s time to plant Spring Flowering Bulbs, Fall is in the Air

As the days get shorter, and the gardening season starts to come to an end, it is now time to think New Beginnings. Your new beginnings will be flower filledif you take some time now and plant some Spring flowering … Continue reading

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When designing a Shade Garden, think Focal Point, Plant Color, and Shapes of Leaves

When I think about what goes into making a good shade garden, three things come to mind. #1 a Focal point(s) man-made or natural. #2 Plant Color to add light to the garden. #3 Shapes of Leaves for variety and … Continue reading

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Designing / Planting a Hosta Garden

Many people are Blesses???, Cursed!!! with a shade garden. If you are one of them, you will most likely be making lemon-aid out of lemons. Your lemon of choice, in this situation will be the Hosta, also called the Plantation … Continue reading

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HOSTAS (Plantation Lily)…Planting, Dividing, and Maintenance

Hostas, also called the Plantation Lilyare a common sight in many gardens. In my area of Upstate New York, zone 5-4, they are widely used in shady areas. Hostas come in many sizes. They can be plants that mature to … Continue reading

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