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Your Homes First Welcome Sign — The Landscape

28 Jun

10 Great Shade-Loving Plants

Summer is here and it’s a great time to revitalize your yard and take your curb appeal to the next level.

 Impatiens. This inexpensive annual is perfect for low borders, pots, and hanging baskets. You can choose from a wide range of colors.

Hostas. These full-bodied beauties come in a variety of shades. Choose from solid green leaves or leaves that have stripes of color! As a bonus, they are edible.

Begonias. This is one of the most popular flowering houseplants, but it does well in gardens as well.

 Ivy. It loves to have something to grow up and over! Just keep in mind that climbing plants have a way of rotting away at the structure they’re attached to, so keep them off your house if you can.

Hydrangeas. The plant is super hardy, growing in up to Zone 3.

 Ornamental Grasses. From blue and pink to plumes of white there’s a grass to fit every design plan.

 Ferns. This is a show-stopper in a hanging basket and can then be easily brought in to weather the winter in your home.

 Azalea. Keep this plant moist. Don’t let it’s little roots dry out or you’ll have a dead azalea on your hands. This plant blooms early with small blooms.

 Mint. Landscaping with mint comes with some great added benefits. Not only is it lush, but it also is fragrant and downright useful in the kitchen.

 Heuchera: Not all shade loving plants have to be “boring”old green. Heuchera plants comes in a delightful variety of colors.