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Shelley's container designs in British Columbia--click through to see more containers designed by Shelley

The Double Border

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

Replace Turf: In this lovely garden, the grass lawn was removed and replaced with a brick path that divides a quartet of small borders. A smaller fifth bed with sundial sits in the center, and a rose covered arbor and bench act as a romantic focal point. From BH&G

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Leaf stepping stones

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Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed-susans, astribe and hollyhocks


Adorable path and sitting area. Although, that Japanese maple is planted way too close to the fence. Better to get a very dwarf variety and grow it in a large pot.

The soil should be rich, well-drained, and compost or peat moss into the top 10 or 15 inches before planting. Space plants 2 to 4 feet apart, allowing them to reach their mature size without crowding. To reduce water loss, apply a 1- to 3-inch thick mulch of fine bark or decomposed leaves.Water regularly for the first year or two after planting to establish the roots; check often to make sure roots stay damp.