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Hydrangeas, hostas, impatience, lambs ear.

Edging annuals for shade garden white hydrangeas white impatiens garden. I like the layered look of the impatiens, Peter Pan and box wood and the hydrangeas to the side.

Top 10 Essential Plants For The White Garden. A great handy guide for selecting the best white flowering plants for your garden

Top 10 Essential Plants For The White Garden. A great handy guide for selecting the best white flowering plants for your garden (Top Design Plants)

Little Lime Hydrangea Hedge

Hydrangea 'Little Lime' is a smaller hydrangea, up to and may be an option for the garage side of the terrace, given the lack of sun. It doesn't look great in the winter until established.

Ever blooming hydrangeas, ivy, ferns & lobilia....garden container.

Ever blooming hydrangeas, ivy, ferns & lobilia. These are 4 of my most favorite plants ever!

I LOVE THIS!!!! perennial border...tips for making your garden more interesting

Solar Garden border at Great Dixter, a house in Northiam, East Sussex, England - photo by Jonathan Buckley; Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ with Campanula patula and Erysimum allionii in the Solar garden at Great Dixter

Get The Soil Right Do a soil test before planting. Whether you have sand, clay, or something in between, adding organic matter (such as compost) will improve soil structure, making it easier for plants to take up needed nutrients.     Layer Like a Pro Install space-defining shrubs and small trees toward the back and corners, perennials in the middle, and annuals near the front. Don't place features like sundials and birdbaths in the center—it looks contrived. Put them about a third of the…

Small Space Garden, Big Impact

I like the different textures and tones of green, and the layering. Tone on Tone: Our white garden featured in Southern Living, photo by Helen Norman

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Courtyard Boxwoods border~like the peonies, boxwood, brick and gravel with focal point.

Hydrangeas with hosta border--I like the idea of making the border wavy, so you can plant something else in the curve.  Adds more dimension!

Hydrangeas with hosta border--Hosta 'Golden Tiara' is just the right size to use as edging. Here, it winds its way around a partially shaded border filled with hydrangeas.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight', large white blooms tinged with pale green; trailing Ivy at the base spills over the sides of the classy zinc planter boxes. Baltic Ivy (variegated creamy edge) would combine well too.

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight, large white blooms tinged with pale green; trailing Ivy at the base spills over the sides of the classy zinc planter boxes. Baltic Ivy (variegated creamy edge) would combine well too.

Plain white hydrangea Annabelle, catmint, lambs-ear and marguerite daisies, pretty gate and stones steps.

Plain white hydrangea Annabelle, catmint, lambs-ear and marguerite daisies, pretty gate and stones steps. (Step Back Yards)