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Shade To Sun

We’ve been in the same home since 1984. When we bought the house it was on a heavily wooded lot, and over the years I’ve filled it up with shade-loving shrubs and perennials, some of which are actually still alive.

The Best Perennials for Dry Shade

In the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we have extended dry periods, or even drought, nearly every summer. And if you have trees shading your yard, that can make for tough growing conditions. But don't despair; these tried-and-true perennials will flourish in dry shade!

New Garden Update

Though no gardener ever thinks her garden is ready for viewing, under pressure from various sources I'm offering these mid-June shots of my brand-new back yard in Old Greenbelt. First, a "before" shot of the back yard, which which you…

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