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Shaking off the pastel shades and wildflower meadows of the past, Chelsea has officially turned a corner with bright and raucous flowers in a vibrant range of colours. Thanks to my recent visit to …

Shaking off the pastel shades and wildflower meadows of the past, Chelsea has officially turned a corner with bright and raucous flowers in a vibrant range of colours. Thanks to my recent visit to …

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick!

Peony plants are famously long-lived and can bloom happily for decades with little care.

Flowering Perennials from Spring to Fall

One of the most beloved flowers in spring, this bushy perennial produces big round buds that open to large fragrant blooms. Peonies offer a…

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick!

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick!

A mix of lovely pastel shades, 'Agastache Champagne' is an outstanding perennial for sunny gardens. Low maintenance, hardy, tolerates heat and drought once established. The tubular-shaped flowers entice butterflies and hummingbirds for the nectar rich blooms. Grows to 3' with light green airy foliage.

Agastache Champagne (Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint)

~~ Hepatica nobilis | Hillside Nursery~~

~~ Hepatica nobilis spring flowering in. Light shade, moist but well-drained soil .

Bright Eyes Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’), courtesy of www.PerennialResource.com

Bright Eyes Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’), courtesy of www.

Turn a shady, 23-by-11-foot corner of your yard into a pocket of brilliant color with this beautiful small garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/by-size/small-garden-plans/?socsrc=bhgpin041414softcolorshadesmallgarden&page=4

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

Soft-Color Shade Garden Plan BHG: This informal perennial garden bed combines attractive leaves and softly colored flowers.

Helleborus Brushstrokes are great for shade gardens

Helleborus/ Christmas Rose: Colorful for shade plants. Bloom in winter, early Spring. Frost-resistant and evergreen. The most popular hellebores for garden use are undoubtedly H. orientalis and its colourful hybrids (H.

Digitalis 'Apricot Beauty'  Height: Tall 4'  Spread: 18"  Bloom Time: Early to late summer   Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady   Hardiness zones: 5-9  Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic   Color: pastel apricot-orange

Digitalis Apricot Beauty (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea/Foxglove 'Apricot Beauty' - tall perennial for shady area along south fence behind furniture. Blooms throughout summer.

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