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Hakonechloa Macra Aureola; Meadowbrook Farm; PA

10 Shady Perennials that Pass the Test of Time

One of my coworkers recently bought a home with a shady yard, and she was looking for advice on what to plant. I thought it might be time to review what has been successful in my shady garden.

Win a copy of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

Gardening in deer-infested territory may be old hat for you, or deer may be a recent challenge for you, thanks to recent increases in herd size in the D.C. area.  And by "challenge" I mean the untold frustrations and horrors…

I Love Shade Gardening

I cannot tell you how often I hear people say that they would love to have a beautiful garden but all they have is shade. My suggestion is always the same - add height, texture, movement, and stronger variations of leaf color. Trust me, with a few new additions, you will never see shade as a dark, lifeless place again.
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