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Brighten Shady Spots-Brighten Shady Spots Chartreuse is an ideal color for creating drama in shady spots. Plants such as Japanese forestgrass, 'Gold Heart' bleeding heart, creeping Jenny, or the variegated bamboo shown here act like a ray of sunshine. Also consider evergreens with golden foliage to enliven areas that experience a lot of gray skies in winter.

Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden

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Garden Tip - bury a plastic pot and plant seeds around the pot. Use the pot for deep watering.

Mixed material mosaic walkway

The rock-lined swale is both design feature and effective rain garden. It soaks up runoff in this wet, steep-slope garden. Glass floats further the look of a dry streambed.

Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.

How to Remove a Tree Stump Painlessly

All natural green ant killer for pennies and it works just as well as expensive poison! This natural ant killer can be used in a garden to sustain an organic environment.

Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice.

Minette is one of the most eye-catching basils you will ever see! It creates perfect 10-inch spheres of bright green that stay compact and uniform all season. Minette is perfect for edging, miniature knot gardens, or in containers. Pick the flavorful leaves and use fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups.

Clive Nichols - Library of contemporary fine art and botanical images of flowers and gardens

Learning More About Gardening And Landscaping

Country garden.... with a beautiful garden stone path too!!!!

Sunrise Kale ~ looks like ROSES. Ornamental AND edible! Gotta find.

A glimpse of the garden!