Garden

Learn about gardening via my expertise and passion for all things green.

  • Scarletta Leucothoe, A Fantastic Evergreen Shrub for Winter Interest, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/01/21/leucothoes/, #leucothoes #leucothoescarletta #evergreenshrubs #gardening #plants #garden #mediumshrubs
    Garden,  Plants

    A Fantastic Evergreen Shrub for Winter Interest

    Leucothoe shrubs (pronounced “Lew-kohth-oh-wey”) are wonderful plants that offer evergreen structure and pretty color to a garden all year. They have a mounding form with branches that shoot from the base before drooping for a lovely shaggy structure. With insignificant flowers, these blueberry relatives instead feature easy-care maintenance and stunning…

  • Shaded Sunny Border, How to Garden in a Shaded Sunny Border, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/07/shaded-sunny-border/ #gardening #plants #shade #sun #border #garden #soil #clay
    Garden,  Plants

    How to Garden in a Shaded Sunny Border

    I have this tricky garden area on the eastern boundary of my yard. It has a huge oak tree. It has a lawson cypress. The trees shade out an eastern and southern exposure until about two o’clock when the hot afternoon sun blasts through. Then all hell breaks loose. It’s…