Maple Grove: I love Hostas! and Shade Gardens
How to use ornamental grasses in Midwest gardens: Get the most out of your grasses with our 10 landscaping tips.
Q#5 Why Did my Veggie Shrivel Up Die? - Gardening Jones
Go Monochrome The easiest way to make a statement with color is to pick one hue. Create depth by using different shades -- for example, explore the range of purples. And don't forget to tie your design together by adding plants that have your preferred color in their foliage.
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.
Shade Garden: Pick Interesting Materials. Look past the plants and consider making hardscape elements the focal point of your shade garden. For example, a path mulched with dark wood chips becomes a stunning focal point when surrounded by white-variegated bishop's weed, ornamental grasses, or golden groundcovers.
Learn the secrets of successful shade gardening. I love how even this small space can become a garden. Photo by Nostepinne
Shade garden - Black Mondo Grass. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. Imagine it growing as a border for flowering plants with bright colors. Also makes a great mass planting surrounded by a stone border. Or in planters or flower boxes for contrast.
Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. Buy a mature plant from an Asian market or grocery store. When you get it home, trim the tops of the plant and remove any dead parts. Plant it in a clear jar of water and place on a sunny windowsill. Within a few weeks, it will develop roots and can be transplanted to your garden.
DIY: Lots of Home Gardening Tips - making weeding watering easier more efficient.