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Sweeping side yard at Heartflame Garden.

Sweeping side yard at Heartflame Garden.

For back fence...Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. Beautiful!

Panicle hydrangeas

For back fence...Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. Beautiful!

Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) is a wonderful, medium sized native shrub. This shrub forms large thickets via underground rhizomes.  It grows from 6 to 15 feet tall. The leaves are deeply lobed, pale green in summer, turning brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall. It is drought tolerant and great for native borders. The berries are also edible and can be used for jelly-making. ‘Tiger Eyes’ is a common cultivar.

Tiger Eyes Sumac

Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) is a wonderful, medium sized native shrub. This shrub forms large thickets via underground rhizomes. It grows from 6 to 15 feet tall. The leaves are deeply lobed, pale green in summer, turning brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall. It is drought tolerant and great for native borders. The berries are also edible and can be used for jelly-making. ‘Tiger Eyes’ is a common cultivar.

Just be sure to cover them with chicken wire, so critters don't eat them, like the squirrels did mine !

Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs

Just be sure to cover them with chicken wire, so critters don't eat them, like the squirrels did mine !

Beginner Perrenial Garden for Full Sun (with flowers to bloom from spring to fall)

Beginner Garden for Full Sun

Shade gardens | Astilbe hybrids    Feathery, plumelike flowers have an airy quality; they come in shades of pink, salmon, lavender, red, and white above fernlike foliage.    A mainstay of shaded perennial borders, they’re also great beside garden pools, along shaded paths, and in pots. Give them moist, rich soil.

20 colorful plants for shade gardens

Shade gardens | Astilbe hybrids Feathery, plumelike flowers have an airy quality; they come in shades of pink, salmon, lavender, red, and white above fernlike foliage. A mainstay of shaded perennial borders, they’re also great beside garden pools, along shaded paths, and in pots. Give them moist, rich soil.

No-Fuss Sun-Loving Garden Plan

No-Fuss Sun-Loving Garden Plan

Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscapes with our gardening tips. We'll tell you about beautiful annual, perennial, bulb, and rose flowers, as well as trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that put on a year-round gardening show.

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