Now is a great time to create a perennial garden, fill voids in planting beds and add some seasonal interest to your landscape. The worst of summer’s heat is over, the soil is warm and air is cool; perfect for planting trees shrubs and perennials.
Brighten the shade, add structure and summer blooms to a mixed border or create a privacy screen with the help of one of the many hydrangea varieties. These easy care plants have brightened landscapes for decades and the many recent introductions make them even more versatile.
Any size garden can attract and support butterflies— from a wildflower meadow to a window box planted with a few well-chosen species. The best way to attract butterflies and other pollinators is to provide a steady supply of the pollen- and nectar-rich blossoms that they love. The plants featured below are chosen because they will draw a variety of beneficial insects to your containers or garden beds. You'll be able to enjoy the movement and colors of butterflies, hummingbirds and bees from spring to autumn… and, hopefully, increase their populations for generations to come.
You don’t have to sacrifice beauty for low maintenance. Instead include hosta varieties available in a myriad of leaf shapes, sizes and color combinations. These mainstays of the shade garden are hardy, reliable and provide added beauty to the landscape from spring through fall.
Here's a helpful sheet on common insects and diseases that may be affecting your plants. Included is a list of organic and non-organic solutions.
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