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Grow a sunflower fort this summer for the kids to play in. // 32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius
This site has great ideas for plant combos for your flower beds or for containers. In containers, put a "thriller" (something tall), a "filler" (plants to fill in the middle), and a "spiller" (plants that trail over the edge).
Black Beauty Elderberry -- (Sambucus nigra) Grows about 10' tall with deep, purple-black foliage. Lemon-scented, pink flowers cover the bush in June and July, contrasting perfectly with the foliage. Bears clusters of edible black berries in fall when pollinated by another S. nigra variety. From the East Malling Research Station in England. P.P. 12,305. Photo from springmeadownursery.com.