Articles for tag: Coleus, Plants for Shade, Shade Gardens, Shade Plants

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Planting a Circle Garden Around a Tree

I have this beautiful white flowering dogwood in my front yard. Over the years I have been careful to pinch off the suckers that attempt to grow every year. As a result, as tall as I am, I can stand under it comfortably. One year I watched carefully the way the sun hit the ground ...

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Cottage Garden Plants for Shady Landscape Design

A cottage garden is often viewed as a sunny location, filled with annual flowers, perennial flowers, shrubs, vines or herbs. What about shaded landscapes? I am in the process of expanding my cottage garden. Half of my yard is in sun and half the yard is in full shade to partial shade. I need to ...

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Plan a Flower Garden in 7 Easy Steps

Nothing can brighten your yard as well as a beautiful flower garden. The best flower gardens don’t just happen, they are planned. Following this step-by-step guide to planning a flower garden will help you simplify the process and make your garden a success. Step 1: Select The Perfect Spot When choosing the perfect place for ...

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5 Major Mistakes Beginner Gardeners Make

When spring arrives, it’s natural for your thoughts to turn to gardening, especially if being part of a green, sustainable world is something you aspire to. Visions of butterflies and bees flitting around your yard, pollinating your plantings, dance in your head like sugarplum fairies. The only problem is, you’ve never grown so much as ...

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Top Ten Garden Plant Catalogs for Mail Order Gardening

Designing and planting an attractive garden is the dream of many flower lovers. While local landscaping and garden centers may have a good selection of plants and seeds, you can find even more through mail order gardening. This article will give an overiew of the top ten garden plant catalogs available in the United States. ...

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Garden Ideas: Gardening Around a Birdbath

A water feature in your garden adds a soothing element and attracts new wildlife to your backyard. Even the simple addition of a birdbath lends a cool atmosphere to the landscape. When you add a birdbath to your garden you can place it in a prominent position, where it becomes the focal point, or surround ...