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  • Fabulous Foliage Shade Container Garden

     Shade Project Project time: 45 minutes Add drama and color to your shady garden, porch or patio with this container garden filled with fabulous foliage textures. Fatsia is the evergreen star of the show rising above summer favorites that provide and interesting mix of foliage shapes, textures and colors.  Choose a 32inch [...] Read Full Article
  • Colorful Shade Container Garden

     Shade Project Project time: 30 Minutes Hot pink and green foliage and flowers create a striking, bold, and colorful container garden for the shade.  Create a container with plants that are the thrillers, fillers, spillers of the garden.  Cordyline adds architecture and drama as the thriller plant, New Guinea Impatiens, Coleus and Caladium [...] Read Full Article
  • Summer Shade Container

     Shade Project Project time: 30 minutes The contrasting purple and gold tones of the foliage in this container support the bi-color Torenia blooms by repeating their colors and creating a cohesive design. Shopping List 1 – 1 gallon Rex Begonia 1 – 1 gallon Coleus 1 – 1 gal Asparagus fern 1 – 6 inch Torenia 1 – [...] Read Full Article
  • Shade Gardening Guide

    As our gardens mature, we find ourselves gardening in more shade. This can sometimes be discouraging as sun-loving plants fail to bloom or become leggy and sparse. When this happens our plant palettes must change. There are plenty of colorful plants that thrive in shady spots and appreciate the cooler temperatures a leafy tree canopy provides. A simple way to think of creating a shade garden is in [...] Read Full Article
  • Blue and White Shade Container Garden

     Shade Project Project time: 20 Minutes Season: Spring/Summer  The color palette of the plants was inspired by the blue and white painted ceramic container. The blue and white tones are echoed with blue and white Torenia (Wishbone flower) and white Caladiums. Foxtail fern provides a soft texture. Fill the container 2/3 full of potting soil [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall Indoor Basket Garden - Low Light Idea

     Low Indoor Light The combination of the deep brown wicker basket, the green-orange foliage of the philodendron and the addition of artificial berries makes this low light houseplant arrangement ideal for fall. The baskets works with its color repletion and interesting foliage patterns and textures. Take a sprig of berries and [...] Read Full Article
  • Re-blooming Azaleas

    Re-blooming Azaleas The sight of azaleas blooming has long been a sign that spring is here. Well, azaleas aren't just for spring anymore! If you look around in late summer and fall you will see azaleas blooming again. The Encore Azaleas and the newer Bloom-a-Thon azaleas both bloom in the spring and [...] Read Full Article
  • Colorful Ferns

    Ferns in Nature Have you ever been hiking in woods that are densely full of trees and underbrush and walked upon an area that was clear? The tree canopies were high and the floor of the forest was covered with a pallet of ferns? Their beautiful green texture provides such a [...] Read Full Article
  • August Shade Container

     Shade Project Brighten up a shady nook on your porch, patio or front door with a container garden. This container garden perfectly blends flower power, interesting foliage and texture and uses color repetition. In about 30 minutes you can create this shade-loving container garden.   Shopping List 1 – 14 inch Terracotta Low Pot 1 [...] Read Full Article
  • July Shade Container

     Shade Project Full Shade Container garden project. This full shade container garden is full of striking foliage in different textures. Tropicals Cordyline and Pothos are mixed with traditional shade favorites Caladium and ivy to create a garden full of soft and bold hues that will thrive in your garden all summer [...] Read Full Article
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