Alliums for the flower garden. How to grow alliums, what variety to choose. Hardy. Easy. Not susceptible to any serious plant diseases or pests and even ornamental alliums are deer and rodent resistant because they are technically members of the onion family.
Soft Shield Ferns are indispensable shade lovers. Shield ferns are for shade gardens. It shoots out triangular fronds in spring that last all year in most states. It thrives in low light, reaching up to two feet wide and tall. Plant in spring or fall in moist, well-drained soil. Although most ferns like cool, damp conditions, some varieties, like Southern Shield fern, can take heat and full sun.