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allium-summer-beauty PatW. blooms later in the summer. not as showy and tall as the fall-planted bulbs. arching green foliage that looks great all season.seed-heads hold up into the fall as the foliage ages gracefully to gold and yellow.

allium-summer-beauty PatW. blooms later in the summer. not as showy and tall as the fall-planted bulbs. arching green foliage that looks great all season.seed-heads hold up into the fall as the foliage ages gracefully to gold and yellow.

The graceful, bamboo-like stems of Japanese forest grass, Hakonechloa macra, will add a touch of elegance to any shady location. Japanese forest grass is a slow grower that will eventually reach 18 inches in height and width. It’s especially effective planted along a wall or raised bed where the plant’s slender foliage can cascade over the edge. Japanese forest grass prefers slightly moist, well-drained soil and is deer resistant. Zones 4-9

Made in the Shade Groundcovers

The graceful, bamboo-like stems of Japanese forest grass, Hakonechloa macra, will add a touch of elegance to any shady location. Japanese forest grass is a slow grower that will eventually reach 18 inches in height and width. It’s especially effective planted along a wall or raised bed where the plant’s slender foliage can cascade over the edge. Japanese forest grass prefers slightly moist, well-drained soil and is deer resistant. Zones 4-9

Purple allium, Purple tulips and a purple Persicaria at Pettifers Garden

Purple allium, Purple tulips and a purple Persicaria at Pettifers Garden

This is Sweet Autumn Clematis ~ easy to maintain for sun/shade conditions. blooms in late summer

This is Sweet Autumn Clematis ~ easy to maintain for sun/shade conditions. blooms in late summer

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine' mix (columbine) Spectacular spurless, double flowering columbine., flowers open on tall stems over compact foliage in late spring through early summer. Pink, purple, cream, almost black, and deep red. Excellent cut flowers!

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine' mix (columbine) Spectacular spurless, double flowering columbine., flowers open on tall stems over compact foliage in late spring through early summer. Pink, purple, cream, almost black, and deep red. Excellent cut flowers!

The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle - See more at: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.k2NmrGMu.dpuf

Updating an Historic Garden

The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle - See more at: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.k2NmrGMu.dpuf

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