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A Whole Bunch Of Beautiful & Enchanting Garden Paths ~ Part 2

shady path

from Better Homes and Gardens

6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden

6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden - Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.

from Better Homes and Gardens

New Shade-Loving Perennial Varieties for 2013

Coralbells 'Pear Crisp' Heuchera - If you have a shady spot that needs something bright the lime green foliage of this variety should do the trick. Zones 4-9

from Midwest Living

20 Secrets to Landscape Success

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.- lovely layers of shade plants & simple path

A mix of perennials including several hosta, a Brunnera, a Heuchera and a Pulmonaria.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Design Lessons from a Minnesota Shade Garden

Hostas are a topnotch groundcover for shady areas. Plant them on a tough-to-mow hillside to create a lovely, carefree garden bed. If you have a steep slope that water runs down so quickly the soil can't absorb moisture, try breaking up the hill with rocks or other barriers. It will slow the flow of water.

back garden ideas...ferns and hostas...the easiest plants in the world!