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Evergreen Ground Cover Plants For Shade

Looking for plants that stay green year-round and thrive in shady spots? These evergreen ground cover plants for shade offer a low-maintenance solution for adding texture and color to your garden’s darker corners. Many gardens have some areas in them that get very little light and look best if covered with evergreen ground covers. These…
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11 Of The Best Blue Flowering Shrubs

These blue flowering shrubs add a vibrant splash of blue to the backbone of any garden setting. From the serene hues of hydrangeas to the rich azure of ceanothus, these plants offer a stunning range of blue tones for you to enjoy. There is no secret that I love blue (all shades of blue!), whether…
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Our Favorite New Shrubs For 2024

Get ready to learn about the best new shrubs for 2024. These selections are hybrids of old favorites that were developed to perform better, have different colored flowers and foliage, be hardier and generally make a good impression in the landscape. Shrubs are the backbone of the garden. So every year I like to see…

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

I’m sure you’ve seen those picturesque rain chains hanging in someone’s garden, but do you ever wonder what the point of them is? Those chains are more than just decoration. They’re a functional replacement for a downspout and we’ll show you why so many homeowners are adding them to their gardens. I actually don’t remember…

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