Blue Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

Blue Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

Use the frame from an inexpensive paper lantern. This will look awesome once it fills in!

Use the frame from an inexpensive paper lantern. This will look awesome once it fills in!

Foliage plants are important to the garden, as they provide interest long after flowers are finished blooming. (Astilboides, Lamium, Hosta, Heuchera, Aconitum, Dicentra)

Foliage plants are important to the garden, as they provide interest long after flowers are finished blooming. (Astilboides, Lamium, Hosta, Heuchera, Aconitum, Dicentra)

Agapathus- Agapanthus requires full sun and a fertile soil which should be moist rather than dry, but not boggy. They are fleshy-rooted plants that produce clumps of sword like foliage which dies back in winter to emerge again the following spring. Blooms lean toward the sun.

Agapathus- Agapanthus requires full sun and a fertile soil which should be moist rather than dry, but not boggy. They are fleshy-rooted plants that produce clumps of sword like foliage which dies back in winter to emerge again the following spring. Blooms lean toward the sun.

Hostas are among the showiest and easy-to-grow perennial plants that grow in shade. They also offer the most variety of any of the multiple shade plants. Choose from miniatures that stay only a couple of inches wide or giants that sprawl 6 feet across or more. Look for leaves in shades of green, blue, white, chartreuse, and gold, with many cultivars being variegated. Some hosta flowers are very fragrant. Hostas are hardy in Zones 3-8. Top picks: 'Blue Mouse Ears' offers silvery-blue leaves…

Hostas are among the showiest and easy-to-grow perennial plants that grow in shade. They also offer the most variety of any of the multiple shade plants. Choose from miniatures that stay only a couple of inches wide or giants that sprawl 6 feet across or more. Look for leaves in shades of green, blue, white, chartreuse, and gold, with many cultivars being variegated. Some hosta flowers are very fragrant. Hostas are hardy in Zones 3-8. Top picks: 'Blue Mouse Ears' offers silvery-blue leaves…

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