I love rhododendrons, and have two in this beautiful shade of purple; however, they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, I trimmed out the entire bottom of mine, making the bush into a tree. I then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it. Everyone keeps asking me where I got those "trees!" ;)

I love rhododendrons, and have two in this beautiful shade of purple; however, they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, I trimmed out the entire bottom of mine, making the bush into a tree. I then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it. Everyone keeps asking me where I got those "trees!" ;)

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Lilacs Bush Best Growing Conditions for Lilacs Lilac plant (Syringa) is mainly grown for the beautiful blooms with intense fragrance. The colour of lilac flowers range from pink to purple and you can find dwarf to tall varieties. Lilacs plants are easy to take care of and can remain in the garden for decades. Required read more

Lilacs Bush Best Growing Conditions for Lilacs Lilac plant (Syringa) is mainly grown for the beautiful blooms with intense fragrance. The colour of lilac flowers range from pink to purple and you can find dwarf to tall varieties. Lilacs plants are easy to take care of and can remain in the garden for decades. Required read more

who needs flowers when you can get this much colour in the foliage itself??? Rhoeo 'Strike Me Pink'

who needs flowers when you can get this much colour in the foliage itself??? Rhoeo 'Strike Me Pink'

10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them.

10 Low-Maintenance Perennials

10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them.

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