Concrete pavers and grass form a checkerboard base to the
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Easy Groundcovers: Soapwort. Soapworts are underappreciated plants. Many of them make fine groundcovers. 'Max Frei' is a low-growing, mat-forming selection that is highlighted with starry pink flowers in spring. It's an excellent choice for gardens because it tolerates summer's heat and humidity. Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 3-7
Looking for a groundcover to help with landscaping problems? Try low-growing Soapwort. More groundcovers: www.bhg.com/...
Allium Gigantic - purple color brightens any garden.
The Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, Canada, is one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent landscape in 1904. She established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences. An abandoned limestone quarry was transformed into the dramatic Sunken Garden.
Fothergilla A wonderful but underused shade-loving shrub, fothergilla offers blue-green foliage in spring and summer. Its leaves reveal warm shades of gold and orange in fall. And fothergilla has honey-scented springtime flowers to boot.
Use Flowering Shrubs for shade garden Here, a variety of azaleas and rhododendrons provide a big spring punch, and their evergreen foliage keeps the garden looking good in winter.
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'Purple Sensation' Allium Flowering onion. Such a great performer during that "dead" time between tulips/fruit trees and summer's annuals. Plant 'em by the dozens!
What to Prune When lilac and forsythia should be pruned late spring - immediately after they finish blooming. Hydrangeas bloom on old wood. Prune these types of hydrangeas before midsummer. If you prune them in winter or early spring, you'll be removing flower buds