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Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots. I have a nice corner of the yard that could use these.

Heucheras bring burst of color to shady areas

Looking for a new plant for your shade garden?

Contrasting hostas <3

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Campanula - easy to grow & self seeds. Plant care is on this post.

Campanula carpatica 'Weisse Clips'

Campanula - easy to grow & self seeds. Plant care is on this post.

shade plants...Lamium, Hosta - Lamium is an amazing ground cover that can fill a bed in one or two seasons - pink or purple flowers

Lamium, Hosta, shade, brick path

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Use blue fescue in large quantities to create big impact in the landscape. It's a great edging plant and its mounding habit is great for creating contrast with taller, more upright grasses.

19 of the Prettiest Silver Leaf Plants to Brighten Up Your Garden

Plants that have silvery-tone foliage are some of the most valuable in the landscape because they look good with anything. Silver helps tone down bold, reds, yellows, and oranges, yet harmonizes with soft blues, pinks, and whites. Here are some of the most reliable annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs to consider.

hostas and hydrangeas.


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Hardy Geranium "Hardy Blues". Blue geraniums are very fragrant.

Geranium 'Hardy Blues'

Geranium 'Hardy Blues' from Van Meuwen

12 Perfect Ground Covers for Your Yard

12 Amazing Groundcovers ~ Bless My Weeds

Groundcovers serve numerous purposes: anything from protecting the ground from weather-related problems to simply making the yard look better. Whatever reason you have for planting groundcovers, there are still tons of options to choose from. Here are a list of some of the most popular and used groundcovers. Thyme Thyme is a great option …

How, when, and why to prune your Clematis

How and Why to Prune Clematis

If you’ve ever seen a clematis that is one big mountain of tangled up stems, it’s almost enough to scare you away from growing them. But let’s take a look at why, when, and how these remarkable vines should be pruned and you’ll find it’s not as difficult as it seems.

Purple Salvia ....I like Caradonna and May Night the best. Long bloom, drought tolerant, and it reblooms!

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Coral Bells, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.../


Coral Bells, (Heuchera) ‘Peach Crisp’ - attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Tall Bearded Iris 'Sea Power'

Sea Power | Tall Bearded Iris

Sea Power's incredibly surging bubble ruffling and its deep cornflower blue color evoke images of an angry sea responding to Neptune's command. This child of Yaquina Blue X Jazz Me Blue probably has the most lavish ruffled flower form of any blue Iris we know. An added plus is its pronounced sweet fragrance.


24 Hardy Perennials That Will Add Color to Your Garden Year After Year

Plant them once and they'll keep on coming back!

Lewisia Cotyledon

Flower power.....Lewisia Cotyledon.

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A charming display of Periwinkle flowers cascading over the rocks in the garden.


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