Japanese Forest Grass: This low-growing, mounding plant has bright yellow, green-striped leaves, making them perfect for brightening shady spots in gardens. From late summer to midautumn, it bears needlelike, pale green spikelets. Size: 14 inches tall, 16 inches wide Conditions: partial shade and well-drained soil Zones: 5-9 Best for: adding bright color to shade gardens
Nothing brightens up a lightly shaded border like golden hakone grass. Here, from bottom right it is interplanted with bright blue forget-me-nots and the silvery leaves of lamb’s ears. Beyond the second clump of hakone grass is purple ‘Nimbus’ geranium.
*Astilbes are companions of ferns and impatiens--they're some of the few flowers that make big color in full or partial shade. Great companion plants are other partial shade plants such as hostas and Japanese Irises. Astible chinensis tolerates dryness better that other astiable--add lots of LeafGro. See http://behnkes.com/website/files/pamphlets/astilbe_forpdf.pdf
*Astilbes are companions of ferns and impatiens--they're some of the few flowers that make big color in full or partial shade. Great companion plants are other partial shade plants such as hostas and Japanese Irises. Astible chinensis tolerates dryness better that other astiable--add lots of LeafGro. See behnkes.com/...
Garden Plans for Shady Spots - Woodland Garden. A handful of hostas, impatiens, and red-twig dogwood combine to create a natural-feeling planting with four-season interest. Garden size: 6 by 12 feet.
Garden Plans for Shady Spots
Pineleaf Penstemon, 'May Night' Salvia', 'Seafoam' groundcover rose; Golden Barberry soft bkgnd [Penstemon pinifolius; Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'; Rosa 'Seafoam'; Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'].
Hopkins-Rees, Bainbridge Island, WA -purple shrub BarBerry - Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar' (Barberry) Features: Deep crimson foliage, narrow, upright (pillar-like) form. Full sun. 4-5' H x 30” W. Zone 4.
Low-growing, drought-tolerant combo: A. Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'; 18-20" tall, zones 5-9. B. Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'; 48-52" tall, zones 4-9. C. Crocosmia Little Redhead; red orange flowers in summer; 18-24" tall, zones 6-9.
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Front yard garden with hostas Choco Nishiki and Sagae, Geranium macrorrhizum, and a Japanese maple 2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window. Click the image to enlarge.
READER PHOTOS! Tim's garden in Ohio, revisited - Fine Gardening
The Richard's Residence. Variegated Liriope along front walk approach. Landscape Design by Steve Golse. Photography by Mike Moon Studio.
Japanese Maple. Acer palmatum 'Garnet' and conifers.
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Reservoir delivery system for my tomatillos!
Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Plant in pots and place on your porch or patio. @ Pin Your Home