Using Shade Plants With Interesting Foliage

Using Shade Plants With Interesting Foliage
Shade is always tricky for a gardener, but there are lots of solutions. If you are the type of gardener who loves flashy color, growing in a shady patch can be frustrating. I have learned to enjoy the different shades of cool green, not to mention foliage textures, that thrive in the shady areas of my garden. Embrace the green in these puddles of shade. How to Layer Greens in the Shade Garden A lot of the plants that do well in shade don’t produce bright, colorful flowers. They tend to be plants more known for their greenery. I learned long ago to embrace that aspect of a shade bed and make the most of it. In fact, bringing color to shady areas is still possible with layering greens and adding just a pop of colorful flowers or foliage. The key to any bed focused on just green is … Read More

Leopards In The Shade – Love Affair With Ligularia Shade Plants

Leopards In The Shade – Love Affair With Ligularia Shade Plants
A few years ago, I moved to a different city and obviously a different house with a yard that was the complete opposite of my former landscape. Previously much of the yard was filled with only dappled sunlight, but this new landscape was sun kissed from dawn until dusk. As much as I love the ability to grow sun-loving plants now, I do miss my shade-loving ferns, hosta, astilbe, and my very favorite, the varied Ligularia or leopard plants. Growing Leopard Plants My love affair with Ligularia came about twenty years ago when I was living on the top floor of a duplex that was built up along a rocky hill. This meant that the back of the unit faced a wall of dirt and stone untouched by sunlight. In the front of the duplex I had carved out a niche for my veggie and flower garden, … Read More

Gardening

Gardening
Home Improvement Ideas Candide is an app for gardeners to search out inspiration and information. Our ongoing second of eco-disaster is perhaps a latent affect on some of these gardening games, but survival game Among Trees seems to be taking video game gardening into the useful resource shortage crisis, which might happen within the occasion of the worst doable climate disaster. Just a few tantalizing GIFs at present exist (unless you purchase the closed pre-alpha version of the game), however they show gamers foraging and watering tiny germinating vegetation in an eerie, albeit lush, forest environment. The first identified stoves in Japan date from about the same time. The earliest findings are from the Kofun period (third to sixth century). These stoves, known as kamado, had been usually product of clay and mortar; they had been fired with wooden or charcoal by way of a hole in the front and... Read More

Remodelaholic | 25 Spice Rack Organizers

Remodelaholic | 25 Spice Rack Organizers
Spice rack organizers can make it so much easier to find everything you need while cooking and baking. Plus, they can add a fun design element to your kitchen. After organizing your spices, update your cabinet doors by building shaker style doors, or try a DIY countertop update. Spice racks can be great in cabinets to keep everything in order, or as an added design element in your kitchen or pantry by hanging on a wall or sitting on a table. Look through these great ideas to find the perfect way to organize your spices in your kitchen. To Buy There are so many great ways to get organized in the kitchen. These ideas are cute and practical! This post contains affiliate links for spice organization ideas for your convenience. Learn more and read our full disclosure policy here. If you can’t see these images it may … Read More

Shady Lawn Alternatives – How To Embrace The Lawn In Shady Areas

Shady Lawn Alternatives – How To Embrace The Lawn In Shady Areas
By Mary Ellen Ellis | August 28, 2020 Growing that gorgeous, even green turf can be a challenge anywhere, but if you have a shady lawn like I do, it’s an uphill battle. That said, I have learned over the years not only how to get a better lawn but also how to accept the limitations and embrace shady lawn alternatives to grass. Making the Most of Shady Lawn Space So what’s my secret to finding success in a shady lawn? Here are the top three shady lawn solutions that I learned along the way: Choose the Right Grass – The first time I tried to grow grass in some of the bare patches of my lawn, I skimped on seed. It showed. A few took root and sprouted, but the overall effect was half-hearted. The next year I spent more money. I chose a grass seed designed for … Read More

Camellias In Kentucky – Growing Camellia Plants In My Shady Space

Camellias In Kentucky – Growing Camellia Plants In My Shady Space
Like many gardeners, I frequently struggled to find plants that would thrive in the shadier parts of my yard. While various types of ferns had done reasonably well, I couldn’t help but feel they lacked the visual statement I was looking – specifically color. It was for this reason I started searching for something that would be appealing throughout the entirety of the growing season. And it was then that I began exploring the idea of planting camellias. Growing Camellias in Kentucky Shade Gardens Throughout the southern United States, camellia plants can be found growing in home landscapes and along roadsides. Bloom season and flower shape can vary greatly, depending upon the cultivar. However, all are beloved for their large colorful blooms and lush, glossy foliage. Camellia hardiness to cold can also vary, but new plant introductions have produced plants with greater tolerance than ever before, with many blooming … Read More

Moe’s promotes Seth King to VP of sales

Moe’s promotes Seth King to VP of sales
Home décor and furniture retailer and wholesaler Moe’s Home Collection announced that Seth King has been promoted to vice president of sales. Additionally, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company announced the September launch of a new, transactional website, as well as the opening of its U.S. flagship in Seattle, which opens Sept. 4. King joined Moe’s as director of sales in 2017 after a 10-year stint as vice president of sales for Surya. “Seth has been a very valuable member of the Moe’s team over the past several years and has been a big contributing factor of recent growth,” said Moe Samieian Jr., president of wholesale. “We are thrilled to promote him to VP of sales to see him take on more responsibilities, including managing all of Moe’s B2B sales.” King will continue to oversee Moe’s Home’s team of 30-plus sales reps on the road internationally, as well as work towards... Read More

The Zhush

The Zhush
Furnishing Prices, promotions, kinds, and availability might differ. Grasp gardener Paul James talks about pruning candles, cool plants, and no-trouble manure tea. Meet with one in all our expert kitchen designers who will make it easier to create the perfect kitchen. There isn’t a panacea for growing previous however, the science suggests, gardening does seem to enhance our high quality of life as we age. When you’re not available in the market for a complete kitchen renovation, even the smallest of details could make a big impact. Set up a kitchen sink faucet with options like pull-down sprayers and touchless know-how, or a high-finish kitchen sink faucet like a professional pre-rinse mannequin. Even including an undermount kitchen sink or new cabinet hardware can add new luster to your house. We’re a UK charity established to share one of the best in gardening. We wish to enrich everyone’s life by way... Read More

Planting Shade Tolerant Specimens In The Garden

Planting Shade Tolerant Specimens In The Garden
Wherever your landscape is located, you have the issue of dealing with shade. Unless you’re in the desert or on top of a treeless mountain, there are shady areas in your yard. Often, those shady areas benefit from attractive plantings, maybe even an entire garden bed. Good news for those that need to add to their shady spot, there are many plants that grow in shade, much more than just the typical hostas. My Shade Garden Favorites One plant that I like using instead of hosta in mostly shaded spots is variegated solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’). Reaching 24 to 36 inches (61-91 cm.) in height, bell-shaped blooms appear in spring before the variegated foliage. The long-lasting flowers remain for a few weeks after the leaves grow. Foliage lasts all summer on this classic shade specimen. Grow it in dappled shade or a couple hours of morning sun. … Read More