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Hellebores :: they're beautiful, refined, long-lasting, frost-resistant and low-maintenance. They're eager to bloom, sometimes appearing when the snow's still on the ground. They come back every year, thrive in the shade and deer hate them. What's not to love?

A Winter Shade of Pale

A stunner for the shade, Brunnera 'Jack Frost' offers silver-variegated leaves that look good from spring to fall. At the start of the season, the foliage is accented by wonderful clusters of sky-blue forget-me-not flowers. Name: Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' Size: To 2 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-7 Plant it with: Lungwort, white daffodils, and bleeding heart

The Best Perennials for Your Yard

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

pilea peperomioides/morgane tenoux

Pruning and Fertilizing Pepper Plants for Huge Yields! This week we we go through when and how to prune your sweet and hot pepper plants to increase their yield in the summer! It is important to note that the trigger for me is when the plant has well established height and when the plant tries to flower. I typically hack it back to the last few nodes where leafs come out. The new stems will come from those nodes. I know it looks brutal but it will pay off!!

Purple climatis climbing on a black wrought iron fence. Chicago.

Zinnia, White Wedding burpee seeds The most brilliant white zinnia ever seen—with large, 4-5" double dahlia blooms flowering nonstop. Snowy white blooms stay pristine. Great cut flowers. lifecycle: Annual Uses: Beds, Container, Cut Flowers Sun: Full Sun Height: 12-16 inches Spread: 8-10 inches Sowing Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow Bloom Duration: 12 weeks

Plan for the future when you are old and cannot do gardening (or you are lazy right now, but like nice exteriors. This is the easiest scenario: Hydrangeas and Hostas..

12 Fastest Vegetables To Grow In Your Home Gardens Or Containers ...

The biggest mistake beginners make when trying to grow strawberries and how to correct it with an easy snip! --Living the Rustic Life

Romaine LETTUCE on the deck. Leaf lettuces grow very quickly and in little space. If you succession plant, sowing seeds every week in a few different planters, you'll create a supply of greens that will be ready in a steady stream all summer. Greens like these are also good for sheltered decks or patios that don't get much sun, since lettuce doesn't like a lot of heat and will grow better during the summer in cool shade

Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely.

One of the first things you can sow this year in the garden (in the snow even!). Breadseed poppy mix packet from Hudson Valley Seed Library.

22 Hard To Kill Houseplants with links and if you visit decor8, you can see the remaining 3 plants not shown here: