Website that lists plants that can grow in tough conditions (dry shade, etc) Good info!
Play up the Power of foliage ... A. Purple fountaingrass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') -- 2 B. Coleus (Solenostemon 'Glennis') -- 2 C. Rue (Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue') -- 3 D. Croton (Codeiaeum 'Gold Star') -- 3 E. Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' -- 1 F. Hosta 'Bright Lights' --1 G. Dracaena marginata -- 1
Use Irish Spring to keep out garden pests. It will deter deer from eating your plants.
Salvia May Night - deadhead flowers & it will bloom all summer long. Drought tolerant once established. Full sun, well-drained soil. Zones 5 - 9. Cut & dry flowers for arrangements, pot pouries & cooking. Deer resistant; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees.
Volley 4 Square, made with PVC pipe!
Another pinner says - I have made these before - so easy! Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)
Easy ideas for shade...hostas, coleus, black mondo grass and golden creeping jenny. All love shade and all are perrenials (except the coleus?). And I love the colour contrast!
cinderblock and wood outdoor seating. DIY