Category Archives: planting a SHADE GARDEN

Colored Foliage adds that WOW FACTOR to a garden!

My garden, here at Whimsey Hill House starts blooming in April, is a wonderful sight throughout the summer, and is done blooming, cut back, and run over with the lawn mower by the middle-end of October. I have perennials and … Continue reading

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How to Plant (design) a garden. Mass versus Specimen planting.

] “When most people go and plant (design) a garden, they don't think much about mass versus specimen planting. I come from a long line of gardeners whose personal style of planting, I would call “fruit salad”. A lot of … Continue reading

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When designing a perennial garden, it’s all about shapes of leaves!

Using different shaped leaves, to make a foliage tapestry, is an ideal, when planning the layout of your perennial garden. When you think about it, most perennials are in bloom, maybe, two or three weeks during the growing season, and … Continue reading

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