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A collection of more than 20 plants that love the shade - see them all at

For back fence...Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. Beautiful!

RUSSIAN SAGE: 1) Perennial plant that should be planted in the fall or in early spring 2) Grows 3 feet high and spreads 2 to 3 feet wide, blooms summer/fall 3) Well-drained soil, full sun 4) When dormant, cut back some of the larger stems to the ground leave the younger stems to encourage growth at the base of the plant 5) Deer resistant, attracts bees hummingbirds

Make a quick, emergency and cheap fence from pallets with this simple DIY project.

"Video ~ Making your own potting soil is quick and easy. You'll not only save money, but you'll end up with a higher quality product than what you can buy at the store. Not to mention you'll know exactly what's in it - no chemical fertilizers, fillers and other things you don't want to be growing vegetables in."

Summer perennial border with Catnip, ornamental onion flowers (Allium), white and purple sage (Salvia), Filoli garden

The purple groundcover is Thymus serphyllum, creeping mother-of-thyme. It works in most zones: drought & deer tolerant: blooms May through August: an evergreen ground cover

To keep container-grown rosemary healthy, a once-a-year root and stem pruning is called for.

DIY Raised Garden Bed - instructions to build a raised garden bed at home.

how to grow cucumbers and green beans in your backyard. click to learn about a new unique way to garden.