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Shade Loving Shrubs: The Best Bushes To Plant Under Trees

Do you have a tree in your yard and don’t know what to do with the empty space underneath? Well, I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of shade loving shrubs that thrive under trees! In fact, many of them actually require those shady spots in order to grow well. So whether your…
cottage garden shrubs spirea, lilacs and hydrangeas

Best Shrubs For A Cottage Garden

If you’re looking to create an English cottage garden in your yard, one of the first plants you’ll need are bushes. Not only do they provide valuable privacy and shade, but they also add structure to your landscape. Here are a few varieties that offer a great combination of beautiful flowers, easy upkeep, and manageable…

Best Blue Annuals For Shade (Flowers For Pots)

Trying to find plants that will thrive in containers in the shade can be a bit tricky. This list of blue annuals for shade will have the pots on your patio, walkway or porch looking beautiful all summer long. Last week, I talked about how to plant beautiful containers using thrillers, fillers and spillers. This…

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secret garden ideas: entrance gate

Secret Garden Ideas: How To Create A Magical Backyard Hidden Garden

Would you love to have your own secret garden, hidden away from prying eyes? If so, you’re in luck – we’ve got some top tips to help you make your dream a reality. From choosing the right location to incorporating plants and features that lend themselves to privacy, we’ll show you how to create a…
shade loving shrubs: tree peony

Shade Loving Shrubs: The Best Bushes To Plant Under Trees

Do you have a tree in your yard and don’t know what to do with the empty space underneath? Well, I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of shade loving shrubs that thrive under trees! In fact, many of them actually require those shady spots in order to grow well. So whether your…
Rain chain with Japanese garden in the background

What Is A Rain Chain? And How Does It Work?

What are rain chains for? Do they work in heavy rain? How are they installed? Get the answers to these questions and more in this guide that will teach you everything you need to know. I actually don’t remember where I first saw a rain chain, but I do remember that I fell in love…

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