Shade Plants Put on a Show!

Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade.

Shade Gardening—Making a Dull Landscape Interesting

Trying to get grass to grow under our trees tends to suggest to us that shade gardening is going to be a challenge. However, many gardeners do, in fact, grow plants in shaded areas successfully.  Certain plants actually thrive in the shade. In fact, many people who are successful at growing sunny gardens also set some plants in a shady …

How to Use Textures in Garden Design

Including textures in garden design adds depth and interest to your landscape. Blending different sizes and shapes is one aspect of this art. The surface quality of each plant also plays an essential role. You can see the difference with your eyes, but you will also want to reach out and engage your sense of touch. The balance of light …