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    Soft, Romantic Garden

    Bird and Butterfly Garden

    6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden

    Decorate Your Downspout The area around your downspout can be tricky to keep looking good. Try this garden plan. Garden size: 8 by 10 feet. Download this plan!

    These plants thrive in hot, dry conditions, and will fill your yard with color over the entire summer! All plants shown in diagram below. Planting Instructions and Garden Plan included. Zones 5-8.

    PLANT LIST A. 3 Coneflower (Echinacea ‘Fragrant Angel’): Zones 3–9 B. 3 Liatris ‘Kobold’: Zones 4–9 C. 2 Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia): Zones 5–9 D. 4 Catmint (Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’): Zones 3–8 E. 8 Yarrow (Achillea ‘Fireland’): Zones 3–9 F. 4 Penstemon Navigator Mixture: Zones 4–9 G. 3 Miniature hollyhock (Sidalcea ‘Brilliant’): Zones 4–8 H. 3 Veronica ‘Icicle’: Zones 4–8 I. 2 Dwarf spruce (Picea ‘Little Gem’): Zones 2–8

    A Late-Summer Wildlife Retreat. Birds and other friendly creatures will find this late-season garden irresistible. The birdbath offers water, while plants such as black-eyed Susan and sedum provide food for both birds and butterflies when many plants are slowing down. Garden size: 16 by 10 feet.

    No-Fuss Shade Garden Plan -- Astilbe, Barrenwort, Bleeding Heart, Foamy Bells, Hellebore, Hosta, Japanese Painted Fern, Lamium...

    Thanks to these ultraeasy, no-fuss plans, you can have a gorgeous garden with less work!

    "Standing Garden lets you garden in complete comfort — no bending or stooping. The rot-resistant cedar bed on powder-coated aluminum legs holds a 4-gallon self-watering tray, to keep soil perfectly moist without daily watering. 10-1/2" depth for well-developed roots." 39-1/2" L x 16-1/2" W x 32" H overall.

    Perfect for in front of the deck with easy-growing perennials. This collection will produce colorful flowers and foliage from spring to fall -- and keep the maintenance at a minimum. Garden size: 14x6 feet In this Plan: ■'Becky' Shasta daisy ■'Frosty Morn' sedum ■Giant allium ■'Moonbeam' coreopsis ■Purple coneflower ■'Purple Dome' aster ■Siberian iris ■'Walker's Low' catmint

    How to plant a tiny winter forest

    THREE SEASON GARDEN PLAN; Season Garden designed to fit a space 15' wide x 6' deep, full sun zones 4-9, begins blooming in the spring, continues throughout the summer and into the fall. It features ten old-fashioned favorites to add beauty to your landscape for many years.

    Perennial Garden If flowers are your thing, this is the garden for you. Seven high-performance perennials will give you plenty of flowers, all summer long and into fall. Tuck the 9-by-9-foot garden into a corner or plop it in the middle of the lawn -- these plants will put on a show.

    Garden Plans for Shady Spots - Woodland Garden. A handful of hostas, impatiens, and red-twig dogwood combine to create a natural-feeling planting with four-season interest. Garden size: 6 by 12 feet.

    Soft-Color Shade Small Garden

    This new lobelia is able to take the heat and bloom all summer long-I need more flowers like this that I can't kill!!

    Enjoy the Beauty of Grasses Ornamental grasses are great because they look beautiful all winter and are ultraeasy to grow. Soften hard-to-mow corners in the front of your home with this small-space garden plan. Garden size: 10 by 8 feet. Download this plan!

    Choose an area for your hydrangea that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. Zone 7 is fairly temperate, but its summer sunlight can be quite strong. Do not select a site that gets full afternoon sun or heavy shade (such as under a large tree). An exception to this, according to hydrangeashydrang..., is the paniculata hydrangea, which will grow in full, all-day sun if watered adequately. They need at least 5 hrs of sunlight each day for good blooming.

    Vegetable Garden Plans from BHG