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Buttered Rum Heucherella has caramel-color maplelike leaves that will stand out in your shade garden. Small white flowers appear in the spring, and in the fall the leaves turn a lovely shade of rose-red. 'Buttered Rum' looks great planted by itself or mixed with heuchera and hosta in borders or containers. Name: Heucherella 'Buttered Rum' Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 7–10 inches tall, 12–15 inches wide Zones: 4–9

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier links to great gardening with kids ideas

  • Shaunna

    bees balm makes tomatoes taste better too, and it deters bugs from chomping on them!

I had no idea you could make a butterfly feeder this way, what a great project to do with your kids