• Plants & Gardening

    6 Lovely Perennials for Shade That Will Seduce You

    Fragrant Blue Hosta, Lovely Perennials for Shade That Will Seduce You, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2023/03/10/perennials-for-shade/(opens in a new tab) #perennials #plants #evergreen #colorfulperennials #shade #gardening

    Do you have a shady spot in your garden? An old established tree might take up an entire corner of your yard or a neighbor’s tall house might create a big cool shadow. You might feel discouraged and unsure what to do. Well, don’t worry because you can still grow a lot of colorful plants. If you mix in some fresh compost in the area and occasionally water, you can make several perennials for shade very happy. Here are six of my favorites. Georgia Peach Coral Bells Heucheras are wonderful…

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    The Rich Blaze of Red and Orange Heucheras

    Heuchera in Fall Container, The Rich Blaze of Red and Orange Heucheras, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/11/01/Red and Orange Heucheras/ #coralbells #heucherapeachflambe #autumn #redandorange #perennials #heucheras #fall #fallcolor #fallcontainer

    The other day, I was roaming my local nurseries and noticed some enchanting red and orange heucheras. They’re commonly called Coral Bells. Some I’ve grown and some I’ve yet to put in my garden. But I recommend growing all of these low perennials. They show off beautiful foliage, bloom in tall wands of delicate flowers, and attract hummingbirds. Plus, they grow in an array of gorgeous colors and variations. Many even survive down to zone 4 temperatures. So with a little fertilizer and trimming in spring, these part-shade babies will…

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    The Versatile Variegated Iris

    Variegated Iris, The Versatile Variegated Iris in My Garden, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/26/variegated-iris/ #variegatediris #iris #summerblooms #mygarden #rhizome

    Variegated Iris (Iris pallida 'Variegata') is a versatile and wonderful iris to grow. I have two beside the birdbath in my garden. These natives of Croatia have creamy yellow and light green leaves with two-toned lavender blooms. They also offer great structure for the garden, growing in flat wide spikes. If you grow this rhizome, you won't be disappointed.