Shade garden - Black Mondo Grass. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. Imagine it growing as a border for flowering plants with bright colors. Also makes a great mass planting surrounded by a stone border. Or in planters or flower boxes for contrast.
Vegetable Gardening 101
Gomphrena. Full sun annual. Great for cuttings, fresh or dried.
Grandma's favorite double pink Hollyhocks.
Butterfly plants. - this guy's blog is great - I might buy his book!
I would LOVE my front yard to look like this!!!!
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..
"White Feathers" Hosta- Comes up white in the spring and turns a super pale green in the summer. Gorgeous.
Ten flowers that will bloom all summer long