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recap: 10 thoughts on successful underplanting

A COUPLE OF YOU COMMENTED when I posted a spring “walk in the garden” story years back, asking for help [read more…]The post recap: 10 thoughts on …

Hydrangea Problems

<b>Black spots on hydrangea leaves.</b> This is a leaf-spot fungus that develops in rainy periods or when hydrangeas are hit with frequent irrigation. It …

Gardening

Try something new under the trees

Where there's a space in the shade of a tree, you always seem to find the usual ground-cover suspects: Japanese pachysandra, English ivy, creeping euonymus or myrtle.<p>There are more interesting alternatives, according to Katrina Chipman, horticulture coordinator at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. …

Shady corners of your garden need not be boring

Need to liven up a gloomy area? Bold foliage plants and flowers in containers can create a lush oasis<p>Most of us have somewhere shady in our garden: a spot under a tree canopy, a north-facing wall or an awkward corner overshadowed by surrounding buildings. While sun-loving plants will curl up their …

6 Genius Tricks All Hydrangea Lovers Need To Know

These flowers are famous for being beautiful, but also fickle. Use these tricks to achieve result you'll be proud to show off in your garden and …

Design Lessons from a Minnesota Shade Garden

1 of 21<p>Gardener Jane Horn has been busy creating a garden paradise in her suburban Minnesota garden for the last 12 years. The garden lives large, …

The Art of Growing Garden Plants in Containers

Like the chef who tells a story with the food he prepares, the container gardener sculpts interesting plantscapes that add personality to indoor and …

Cultural Information | Hardy Fern Foundation

Choosing the Right Fern for Your Site<p>Whether you have a secluded pond, sunny rock wall or a serene woodland setting, you can find an assortment of …

Shade-Loving Shrubs

By Nikki Tilley<br>(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden)<p>Do you want to incorporate shrubs into the landscape but find that most of your space is limited …

How to grow viburnums

Virbunums tend to be dismissed, perhaps because they are so easy to grow. Our ancestors prized the common laurustinus, Viburnum tinus, and would grow clipped specimens in pots. Today, laurustinus is more often found as a dusty hedge in the front of a small, town garden. This handsome and versatile …

Gardening

Making a Water Garden

Bring an exotic touch to your patio, water garden, deck, or yard by making a small water garden in a tub.<p>Use a plastic or glazed ceramic container or …

Gardening

Plants That Add Structure to Shady Garden Beds - Quiet Corner

If you plan your garden beds so that they look good even in the winter months, you can be sure they will look good all year around. The way you do …

Growing Ginger - Quiet Corner

Growing Ginger Root<p>The ginger root plant is also known as Common Ginger and Chinese ginger. It is a very common herb and used by peoples in many …

Ginger

Shade Gardening Tips - Quiet Corner

Tips on how to cultivate a shade garden. If your yard is full of large shade trees, it’s already a challenge to grow sun-loving plants, but you can …

Shrubs for Shade | Shade Gardening | Top 10

PERENNIALRESOURCE.COM<p>Oakleaf Hydrangea<p>(<i>Hydrangea quercifolia species</i>, Zones 5 to 9)<p>The white blooms on this 4- to 6-foot shrub change to a …

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Gardening | Shade Gardening | Shade Garden Ideas

Determine the various degrees of shade in your yard. How much sunlight areas receive—and when they receive it—dictates what kind of plants will …

Plants for Shade

Shade Garden Pictures

Perennial Shade Garden | Perennial Shade Plants

<b>How to Create a Perennial Shade Garden</b><p>A lot of people don't know how beautiful shade gardens can be. Shadowed areas in gardens can often be left …

Francis Chan: Relationship with God - Bayside Church Easter Service

Native Perennials for a Shade Garden: 9 Favorites for Cold Climates

A walk in local woods, mountains, or native-conscious park can be inspirational for a gardener who has been dealt a shady hand. Indigenous American …

The Greatest Story Ever Told?

It’s not just religion that keeps the Christmas tale going—it offers all the elements of a gripping narrative.<p>In America alone, there are more than 220 million professing Christians, and virtually all celebrate Christmas. Two-thirds of them see it as a religious holiday. During the month of …

Made for the Shade

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>Ideas | More in Gardening<p>Made for the Shade<p>Plants that flourish where …

Creating a Shade Garden

Subscribe Preview The Magazine Free Newsletter<p>Shipping now! Subscribe Preview the magazine<p>Research Garden DesignBrowse photos, get design ideas & see …

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Enjoy a bold, beautiful color in the shady corners of your yard with our garden design tips!<p>1 of 20<p>Put In a Path<p>Divide and conquer! That's a surefire …

Religious people cope better with cancer...unless they think God is punishing them

Those with the greatest faith said they had better physical health, greater ability to carry on doing everyday tasks and fewer physical symptoms of cancer<p>Religious people cope better with cancer than non believers, a study suggests.<p>Religion and spirituality were a comfort for most cancer sufferers …

Donall and Conall Meet Richard Dawkins

Krampus's Sidekick? Fanged "Vampire Deer" Explained

The Christmas devil might like some fanged friends, but these Asian deer are actually shy and harmless.<p>Since it's the holiday season, I gave myself the gift of the author's prerogative to ask Weird Animal Question of the Week: If Krampus, St. Nicholas's demonic counterpart, had reindeer, what would …

Bug-Out Bag #2

A bug-out bag is a portable, carefully-curated collection of items necessary to effectively evacuate and survive for at least 72 hours during an …

Survivalism

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …