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'Eve Price' creates a stunning dwarf hedge, as it is more compact than some of the other varieties of Viburnum tinus. The flowers, blooming in late autumn to early spring, are very attractive, with carmine buds and pink-tinged petals. The hedge shown here is cleverly underplanted with bright pink geraniums, which contrast beautifully against the lush summer foliage of the Viburnum.
Underplanting is an essential part of gardening and landscaping. The basic thing to understand about underplanting is that choosing the right plants is crucial. They need to be tolerant of the dry soil, the shade, root competition, and ever-changing moisture and light conditions. It is not true that you can not have lush vegetation under trees and shrubs. That bare soil can be covered with plants with the most beautiful leaves, colors, textures. And it is such a fun process – think about it ...
How to Make Moss Covered Garden Pots great for gardens and fairy houses even Garden statues , Rocks and much more just remember Moss loves north facing light and partial shade and water and just leave it alone to do its magic It's also extremely forgiving and requires little to no maintenance. It's soft on your feet if used as a ground cover, stays green throughout colder months, and is really easy to propagate.
An American native, Heliopsis, often called ox-eye daisy or false sunflower, produces masses of cheerful yellow flowers all summer long. Heliopsis is a large perennial that easily grows 3-6 feet tall and 2-4 feet wide, so plant it where it won’t get squeezed by its neighbors. It isn’t fussy about soil type but does need full sun to keep stems upright. If grown in partial shade, Heliopsis will flop over. The blooms make great cut flowers and the more you cut, the more the plant will produce. ...
At first glance you might not think the delicate looking blooms of lily-of-the valley are tough enough to handle the extremes of winter. But, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, these fragrant beauties have a tough-as-nails constitution that shrugs off bone-chilling temperatures. Plus, lily-of-the-valley is shade tolerant, making it a great groundcover for wooded backyards. Most commonly seen with white flowers, there are also varieties with pretty pink blooms. There’s also a v...
Native to northern Turkey and Russia, Siberian iris isn’t bothered when the thermometer drops below zero. These super-reliable perennials put on a spectacular spring show of fleur-de-lis shape blue, purple, lilac, yellow, or white flowers. The plants grow 3-4 feet tall and produce thick clumps of dark green, straplike leaves. Siberian iris prefers a rich, slightly moist soil, yet it will still look good even during drought. It’s also more resistant to iris borer than it’s slightly showier co...
Much hardier than its modern cousins, wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), is a delightful spring bloomer that will eventually form large colonies in partially shady locations. The nodding, pink and yellow flowers are produced on wiry stems that seem to dance on every spring breeze. Wild columbine prefers a rich, moist soil, growing 2-3 feet tall. Each plant might only live a few years, but the plants spread easily so it’s hard to tell new plants from old. Many varieties are hardy to Zone ...