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Zone 9 Gardening plus get planting tips by zone for zones 3-8

Zone 9 gardening is a year round project. In this zone 9 planting guide learn how to grow fruits and vegetables and what plants we grow in our zone 9a/b (Texas) garden. Plus planting tips by zone for zones 3-8. #organicgardening Zone 9 gardening is a year round project. In this zone 9 planting guide learn how to grow fruits and vegetables and what plants we grow in our zone 9a/b (Texas) garden. Plus planting tips by zone for zones 3-8.


10 Houseplants That Need (Almost) Zero Sunlight

10 Houseplants That Need (Almost) Zero Sunlight | House Fur Do you live in a dark home or an apartment with low-lighting? Are you looking for Houseplants That Need (Almost) Zero Sunlight or houseplants that are easy to care for? You’re in the right spot, I am here to help with 10 of my favorite low-light houseplants for dark living-spaces.


How to Regrow Food in Water: 10 Foods that Regrow Without Dirt

Save money and regrow food scraps in water. Perfect if you don’t have room for a vegetable garden & are trying to save a few bucks! But which veggies or fruit will regrow from scrap? We’ve compiled a list beyond just green onions, lettuce and celery. And also included how to regrow them by putting the roots in water and more! #veggies #vegetables #regrow #plants #scrap #water #garden Great money saving idea to regrow food in water. Perfect if you don’t have room for a garden & are trying to save a few bucks! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com




Master List of Low Light Indoor Plants

A Complete Guide to Lighting For Your Indoor Plants + Quiz • Vintage Revivals Low Light, Bright Indirect, Full Sun, learn what plant lighting means and the plants that thrive in them! Understand the lighting conditions in YOUR home! #houseplants #plantlighting The BEST low light indoor plants and how to care for each of them! If you want unique and easy to care for low light plants, this is the ultimate list!


Hummingbird Plants: 25+ Of The Best Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Plants: 25+ Of The Best Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds – Gardening @ From House To Home Not only are hummingbirds fun to watch in your garden, they also cross-pollinate plants and eat aphids as well as other bugs. No wonder so many people want to learn about the flowers that attract hummingbirds! Find out the hummingbird plants that will work best for your yard. Hummingbird Plants I love watching the hummingbirds darting around my garden in the summer. It’s just amazing to see them hover in one spot, perfectly still while their wings are flapping so fast they look like a blur. Then speed away to the next flower so quickly it’s hard to tell where they went. Like many gardeners, I like to do what I can to get these pretty little birds to stay in my yard. Not only are they fun to watch, but they cross-pollinate plants, eat aphids (and other bugs) and are generally a big help in the garden! One of the easiest ways to attract hummingbirds is to provide a source of nectar for them to drink. A lot of people do this by hanging hummingbird feeders in their yard, which works very well. But not for me. The feeders are quite a bit of work since you need to keep them clean. Which means taking them down and cleaning them out every few days. And I just know meit wouldn’t happen on a regular basis. (I have a hard enough time remembering to clean out the cat litter boxes, and I have cats who remind me when they think that needs to be done!). To get hummingbirds to visit my garden, I go with the other way of providing nectar. Planting lots of brightly colored flowers that hummingbirds love. In hummer language, red means “come here”. Hummingbirds (like most birds) do not have a very good sense of smell. Instead, they use color to determine where they might find some good flowers with nectar. So growing hummingbird plants with red, pink or coral flowers will get them into your yard. Once they are there, they prefer flowers with tubular shapes that produce a lot of nectar. Ideally, the flowers you used to flag them down also have this shape. If not, you can do a bait-and-switchuse the red to attract them into the yard, and then provide some other plants close by that have the flower shape and nectar that they are looking for. The last consideration for choosing hummingbird plants is to have consistent blooms throughout the gardening season so that the hummers always have something to eat. Picking plants to ensure you have something blooming in the spring, summer and fall will keep the birds coming back to your yard all summer long. So you might be asking, what flowers do hummingbirds like? Well, let me tell you Annuals That Attract Hummingbirds Planting annual flowers that attract hummingbirds is one of the easiest ways to keep hummers in your garden. Because these annuals bloom for a long time, they provide a consistent nectar source for the birds and makes them some of the best hummingbird plants. Salvia Salvia is one of the annuals that attracts hummingbirds Light: Sun Planting Salvias for hummingbirds is a no-brainer in my books. Salvias are really easy to grow, bloom all summer long and many have really pretty blue-purple flowers (my favorite color!) It is an an annual plant in most of the country, with some varieties being perennial in southern regions of the United States. Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ is one of the best Salvias for hummingbirds In my garden, I have found that one of the best Salvias for hummingbirds is Salvia ‘Black and Blue’. It has really blue flowers on black stems and the hummingbirds seem to love them! Snapdragon Snapdragons Light: Sun Snapdragons are the second one of the annuals that attract hummingbirds on my list. They are available in many different colors, are quite easy to grow from seed* and do best in full sun. Snapdragons with bright colored blooms will be the best hummingbird plants, but I find it hard to resist some of the other onesthey are just too pretty! Zinnia Zinnias Light: Sun Zinnias are an annual flower that are easy to grow from seeds. You can literally sprinkle the seeds* in your garden and watch them grow. With their big brightly colored flowers, they are a joy to have in any sunny spot in your yard. Tall zinnias with pink or red flowers will do the best job of attracting hummingbirds. Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana) Nicotiana ? sanderae ‘Baby Bella Antique Red’ by S.G.S. [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons Light: Part Sun The tubular flowers of Flowering Tobacco make it another one of the annuals that attract hummingbirds. While many varieties of Nicotiana will provide nectar, Nicotiana ? sanderae ‘Baby Bella Antique Red’ may be the best one since it also has the red color to flag them down. Hanging Plants That Attract Hummingbirds One of the best way to see hummers is to plant flowers that attract hummingbirds close to a window. That way you can watch from inside the house without disturbing them. The easiest way to do that? Fill hanging baskets or window boxes with hummingbird plants and install them in front of a good viewing window. Here are a few of my favorite hanging plants that attract hummingbirds. Fuchsia Fuchsia Light: Shade Fuchsias are a great flower for hanging baskets even if you aren’t trying to provide nectar for hummingbirds. They flourish in the shade, which means they are perfect for hanging in covered areas like your porch or gazebo. Just make sure to water them well since they don’t like to get too dry. Then you can watch from your window as the hummers flocking to your baskets full of hummingbird plants. Impatiens Impatiens Light: Shade Impatiens are a standard bedding plant that also make great hanging plants for shady locations and have such a profusion of color that hummingbirds can’t help but notice them. They are easy to grow if you keep them well watered. Impatiens wilt when they get thirsty so you will definitely know if you have let them dry out. To attract more hummingbirds with your flowers, try to pick impatiens with brighter colors. You might also like: The No-Fail Formula For Planting Containers Petunia Petunias Light: Sun Petunias are another one of the colorful hummingbird plants that work well for getting the birds to notice your hanging baskets. They are vigorous bloomers and require regular fertilizing to keep them blooming. If you want petunias that will drape over the edges of your pot, try the Wave petunias (such as Purple Wave). Annual Geranium (Pelargonium) Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Pink Geraniums © chas53 – stock.adobe.com Light: Sun Annual Geraniums (Pelargonium) are widely-used plants for containers and hanging baskets in sunny locations. And there’s a good reason why they are so popular. They are really easy to grow, come in many different colors and survive being dried out better than most other plants. It’s just an added bonus that hummingbirds like them. Ivy geraniums in window box ©slava2271 – stock.adobe.com If you want plants that are more trailing than upright, try ivy geraniums. They like a little more shade and a little more water than the standard zonal geraniums, but look beautiful hanging over the edge of window boxes or hanging baskets. Tuberous Begonias Begonias Light: Shade Another one of the hanging plants that attract hummingbirds is Tuberous Begonia. It grows best in the shade and produces beautiful large flowers that are available in many different colors. As with most plants, the red, coral and pink flowers will do the best job at getting the hummers to notice them. However, while Begonias are great for getting the birds into your garden, their flowers are not the best shape for hummingbirds to drink from. So it helps to have some of the other flowers that attract hummingbirds (with a tubular shape) close by. They will make the birds happy to stay a little longer. Perennials That Attract Hummingbirds Bee Balm (Monarda) Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on monarda © Dave Nelson – stock.adobe.com Bloom Time: Summer Zones: 3 – 9 Light: Sun to Part Shade The first flowers on my list of perennials that attract hummingbirds is Bee Balm (Monarda). Its brightly colored flowers are made up of little tubes that are perfect for hummers to drink from. Monarda is a member of the mint family which means it can spread pretty quickly so you might want to grow it in a container rather than in the ground. Planting it in a pot actually has some other benefits since you can position it where you can see it (and the hummingbirds) from your window. Penstemon Costa’s Hummingbird with penstemon © wollertz 2015 – Depositphotos.com Bloom time: Spring to summer (depending on variety) Zones: 3 – 10 Light: Sun Penstemon is a native plant in North America that is drought tolerant and requires very little care. With over 100 varieties available, there are lots of different shapes, sizes and colors to choose from. Because of its brightly colored blooms that are the perfect shape for hummers to drink from, it is definitely on the list of hummingbird favorite flowers. Columbine (Aquilegia) Columbines Bloom Time: Spring Zones: 3 – 8 Light: Sun to Part Shade Columbines are another native plant in North America that are on the list of perennials that attract hummingbirds. They bloom earlier than many of the other perennials on the list which makes then a good addition to your garden. Although all varieties of columbine are good for nectar, look for the red ones if you want hummingbird plants that are sure to draw them in. You might also like: Perennials That Thrive In The Shade Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardenalis) Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Cardinal Flower ©Phil – stock.adobe.com Bloom Time: Summer to Fall Zones: 3 – 9 Light: Sun to Part Shade As its name implies, the Cardinal Flower.has bright red flowers that definitely help to get the hummingbirds into your yard. The blooms are also tubular in shape which means it checks both boxes as one of the perfect hummingbird plants. On top of that, it’s a native plant in North America and requires very little maintenance. Lupine Lupines Bloom Time: Late spring or early summer Zones: 3 – 7 Light: Sun to Part Shade Lupines are a beautiful flowering perennial that don’t like high heat or humidity (which kind of rules them out in my SC garden, although I used to grow them in Toronto). The flower spikes are taller than the leaves which makes them perfect for viewing hummingbirds as they flit from one flower to the next. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Foxglove Flower © 2011 Stephanie Frey Photography Bloom Time: Summer Zones: 3 – 9 Light: Sun to Part Shade Most Foxgloves are actually biennial rather than perennial (which means they bloom the second year after they are planted and then die). However, they self-seed. So once you get them going they act like perennials. Like Lupines, the flower stalks are generally taller than the leaves making it easier to see the hummingbirds enjoying the flowers. Note: Foxglove is a poisonous plant so you may not want to plant it if you have pets or children who like to eat things they shouldn’t. Daylilies Daylilies Bloom time: Summer Zones: 3 – 9 Light: Sun Daylilies are very easy-to-grow perennials that attract hummingbirds to your garden. They used to have a fairly limited range of colors consisting mostly of shades of yellow. However since their popularity has grown, plant breeders have put a lot of time into producing more color options. Which makes it much easier to find a shade that will go with your garden’s color scheme. And keep the hummers happy at the same time! Bushes That Attract Hummingbirds There are a few advantages for growing bushes that attract hummingbirds. First it is safer for the birds since predators (such as the neighborhood cat) will have a harder time reaching them. Second, since they will be flying closer to your eye level, it will be easier for you to see them. Third, the thin branches of the bushes can also act as perches for the hummingbirds when they need to take a rest. All of the bushes in this list are also beautiful in their own right, so I would have them in my garden even if I weren’t trying to attract hummingbirds! Azalea Encore Azaleas Bloom Time: Spring or Fall Zones: 3 – 9 Light: Sun to Shade (depending on the variety) Azaleas are one of my favorite shrubs. Many of them are evergreen and the gorgeous blooms in the spring can totally cover the plant. The newer Encore varieties will even bloom again in the fall, which make them good plants for hummingbirds by providing a longer feeding season. You might also like: Bushes To Plant Under Trees Lilac (Syringa) Blooming lilac Bloom time: Spring Zones: 4 – 9 (depending on the variety) Light: Sun To me a lilac in bloom is one of the prettiest plants in the garden. No wonder hummingbirds love them, too! Most lilac flowers tend to be in the cool color range (purple, blue, white, and pink) so you may need to plant some more vibrantly colored companion plants to get the hummers to notice them. But they definitely like the lilac nectar once they figure it out it’s there! If you’ve never seen a hummingbird in action, this video of a hummingbird in a lilac bush gives you a close up view. Weigela Weigela Bloom time: Late spring Zones: 4 – 9 Light: Sun Weigela is a spring-blooming bush with tubular flowers that often have a really pretty perfume. The pink or maroon flowers are a beautiful contrast to the green leaves and make this one of the best plants for hummingbirds. Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Butterfly bush Bloom Time: Summer Zones: 5 – 9 Light: Sun Butterfly Bush, as the name implies, is a favorite plant of butterflies, but it works equally well in attracting hummingbirds. With so many tubular flowers in one place, it’s the perfect buffet spot for a hummer! The beautiful flowers last most of the summer, especially if you remove them when they have finished blooming. Note: These bushes can be a little aggressive in some parts of the country, so you may want to check with your local nursery to make sure you want to plant them. Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus) Hummingbirds love hibiscus ©Steve Byland – stock.adobe.com Bloom time: Late summer or fall Zones: 5 – 9 Light: Sun Rose of Sharon is a rather large bush that attracts hummingbirds in droves! Okay, that may be a bit dramatic. But I have almost all the plants on this list somewhere in my garden, and my Hibiscus bushes are definitely the most popular with the hummingbirds. It’s a good thing I like them 🙂 Hummingbird Bush (Anisacanthus quadrifidus) Hummingbird Bush By Scott [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Bloom time: Summer to fall Zones: 8 – 10 Light: Sun In the southern part of the United States, Hummingbird Bush (also known as Flame Acanthus or Firebush) is a great option for attracting hummingbirds. It is a drought-tolerant native plant of Texas with bright orange flowers. And as the name implies, it is one of the best flowers for hummingbirds! It can also be grown as an annual in cooler regions where the bush will grow to about 2 feet tall. Vines That Attract Hummingbirds Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) Coral Honeysuckle is another plant that attracts hummingbirds ©Julianna Olah – stock.adobe.com Bloom Time: Spring Zones: 4 – 10 Light: Sun Coral Honeysuckle is a native to North America vine that has pretty red and yellow flowers that hummingbirds love. This vine grows quite quickly but is not aggressive which makes it a good candidate for your garden if you have a large fence or wall you want to cover with hummingbird plants. Note: Make sure you don’t buy the white Japanese honeysuckle. It is a very invasive plant and not worth the trouble to grow it. Clematis Clematis is a vine that attracts hummingbirds Bloom Time: Spring, summer or fall depending on the variety Zones: 4 – 9 Light: Part Shade Anyone who has been around here for a while knows about my love affair with Clematis. I think they are just about the perfect garden plant. The fact that Clematis is one of the vines that attract hummingbirds to your yard is just a bonus in my books! But since they dothat’s one more reason I think every garden needs at least one Clematisor 25 in my case 🙂 You might also like: Flowering Vines For Shade Morning Glory Hummingbird with Morning Glory Bloom Time: Summer Light: Full Sun Morning glories are an annual vine that attracts hummingbirds with its beautiful tubular flowers. It grows quite fast, so even as an annual it can cover a section of fence quite easily. These plants do self-seed so you may have to pull out some unwanted vines on occasion. Or plant them in a place where you won’t mind letting them go. Trumpet Vine (or Hummingbird Vine) Allen’s hummingbird feeding on hummingbird vine flower. ©angeldibilio – stock.adobe.com Bloom Time: Mid-summer to fall Zones: 4 – 9 Light: Full Sun The Trumpet Vine is a native plant to the Southeast U.S. that is so good at attracting hummers it has earned the nickname Hummingbird Vine. Its bright orange-red tubular flowers and sweet nectar are a hummingbird magnet. Hummingbird Vine is also VERY easy to growtoo easy in many cases. It gets very large, very fast so if you plant this one, be prepared to keep it in check. You may have to decide if having this one of the hummingbird plants in your garden is worth it. Growing it in a large container may be a good alternative. That’s it for my list of hummingbird plants. I have had a lot of success getting hummingbirds to frequent my garden using these flowers so hopefully they will work for you as well. For more tips on attracting hummingbirds to your garden, click HERE. Do you have other suggestions for great hummingbird plants? Tell us in the section below. Pin It So You Don’t Forget It! See More Pinnable Images Sharing is caring! 12.2k 0


Shade Loving Shrubs: 11 Beautiful Bushes To Plant Under Trees

I love these bushes to plant under trees! So many beautiful evergreen shrubs with varieties that bloom at different times of the year – early spring, summer, fall and winter! Perfect for backyards and gardens in the shade. #fromhousetohome #shrubs #gardenideas #shadegarden #shadelovingshrubs #shadeplants #summerinspiration Looking for shade loving shrubs to plant under trees? This list has bushes for every season – some with beautiful flowers, evergreen leaves as well as stunning foliage and stems. The shady space between taller trees and bushes and low growing perennials lends itself to an array of blooming bushes and interesting foliage plants. These are the shrubs that are at eye level in the border. While some draw your attention to focal points, others anchor the perimeter. The mid-story is the ideal place for plants that provide all-season interest. I search for shade tolerant shrubs and bushes that can be trimmed to keep the heights between 3 and 6 feet. I also like to echo the colors of the foliage in the ground cover and aim for a succession of bloom. Need ideas for ground cover plants that grow well in the shade? Click here to find some great compact shade plants. I rely on the glorious blooms of rhododendrons, azalea and mountain laurel in the spring, the magnificence of hydrangeas in the summer, Japanese maple foliage in autumn, and evergreen foliage and bark in the winter. Keep reading to find out more about shade loving shrubs you can plant under trees. Flowering Bushes For Shade Pieris Japonica Pieris Japonica ‘Forest Flame’ Zone: 5 – 8 Bloom Time: Early spring Height: 3? to 10? (depending on the variety) Pieris Japonica is the first bush on our list of shade loving shrubs. It is a shade tolerant evergreen with leaves that start out red, then change to pink and cream before becoming lime green. Mountain Fire Pieris Japonica* It likes acidic sandy soil which is characteristic of many of the shrubs that grow well in shade. When sited with rhododendrons, azaleas and yews, the chartreuse colored leaves add contrast and interest to your garden all year. In early spring, the stems are crowned with whitish star-shaped clusters. Learn more about growing Pieris Japonica HERE. Buy Pieris Japonica HERE*. Rhododendron Rhododendron ‘PJM’ Zone: 4 – 9 Bloom Time: Spring Height: 3? to 12? (depending on the variety) As long as the soil conditions are acidic and regular moisture is provided, rhododendrons are the perfect shade loving flowering shrub for the mid-story. They thrive in the dappled shade under trees. Rhododendrons need shelter from winds and the sun, and require little or no pruning. Mulch is important to protect the shallow roots and replace nutrients. I like the contrast in shape of the evergreen leaves among the needled yews. Rhododendron ‘Purple Passion’* Rhododendron’s range of colors and spring bloom times provide a succession of fabulous blossom from April to June. When the early Rhododendrons are covered in magenta or fuchsia flowers, my heart sings and my soul recovers from the blight of winter. Rhododendron And Azaleas Click HERE for some tips on growing Rhododendrons. Buy the purple Rhododendron HERE.* Azalea Northern Lights Azalea Zone: 4 – 9 Bloom Time: Spring Height: 3? to 6? (depending on the variety) Azaleas are members of the rhododendron family and have the same acidic soil and protected growth requirements. And also make the list as one of the best shrubs for shade. The difference is that azaleas are generally smaller plants and can be either deciduous or evergreen bushes. The Northern Lights series* is tough, no care and a particular favorite of mine. Their blossoms precede their leaves in spring and are a joy to behold. Buy the Northern Lights series Azaleas HERE.* The Encore series* is evergreen and not as hardy, but blooms a second time in the fall. They are available in a wide range of colors. Buy Encore Azaleas HERE.* In my opinion, no spring garden should be without this bright, glorious, shade loving flowering shrub. Azalea Learn more about growing Azaleas HERE. Tree Peony Japanese Tree Peony ‘Pluto’ Zone: 4 – 8 Bloom Time: Spring Height: 3? to 8? (depending on the variety) I hesitate to include Tree Peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) in a list of shade loving shrubs because the horticultural literature states it should be grown in full sun. As an example of ‘it is sometimes okay to break the rules’, I can attest that I have been growing Japanese tree peonies in the dappled shade for years. This deciduous, shade loving flowering shrub (it is not a tree!) likes acidic to neutral soil. A much tougher plant than it looks, it is definitely low maintenance – requires only regular watering and mulching. It produces huge luncheon plate sized ruffled blooms mid-spring. I counted 15 blossoms on the tree peony ‘Pluto’ in my front shade border this year. Click HERE if you want to learn more about how to grow tree peonies. You can find a lot of different varieties of tree peonies for sale (including ‘Pluto’) HERE. Mountain Laurel Mountain Laurel Zone: 4 – 9 Bloom Time: Late Spring / Early Summer Height: 4? to 15? (depending on the variety) Another fabulous late spring/early summer bloomer is the Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia). It is another one of the evergreens for shade that requires acidic soil, sheltered conditions, and mulch for moisture retention. The pink blooms take your breath away with their beauty. Click HERE to learn more about how to grow Mountain Laurel. Buy Mountain Laurel HERE.* Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla “Twist ‘n Shout” Zone: 3 – 9 Bloom Time: Summer to Fall Height: 3? to 8? (depending on the variety) Big green leaves and prolific magnificent blooms describe this entry in the shade loving shrubs list. Hydrangeas, as the name (hydra) implies, need to be kept well watered. They are deciduous bushes that blossom from July through September. The pruning care requirements are dependent on the type. Hydrangea macrophylla* (bigleaf, hophead, lacecap, and florist hydrangea) should only have dead and weak stems removed immediately after the blooms fade, otherwise, it will not flower next year. It blooms on old wood, so resist the urge to trim the dead looking stems in the spring! With the exception of the white bloomers, and some new introductions (e.g.’ pistachio’), the color of Hydrangea macrophylla flowers is dependent on the pH of the soil—blue in acidic and pink in alkaline. Buy Hydrangea macrophylla HERE.* Oakleaf hydrangea* is an understory plant indigenous to the southeastern United States and is poplar in the home border for its all-season interest. The summer blooms change from white to dusty pink and are very long lasting. Its distinctive oak-shaped leaves turn bright red in the fall and the exfoliating bark of its stems is interesting in the winter and early spring. It likes acidic soil and needs no pruning. Buy Oakleaf hydrangea HERE.* Note: Hydrangea paniculata ‘peegee’ and Hydrangea aborescens ‘Annabelle’ usually do better in sunny locations, and may not bloom as well if planted in the shade. Click HERE to get some tips on how to get the best blooms from your Hydrangea. Camellia Zone: 6 – 10 Bloom Time: Late Fall, Winter, Early Spring (depending on the variety) Height: 18? to 25? (depending on the variety) Camellias are another of the evergreen shrubs that grow well in the shade. The big difference with this bush is the time of year that it flowers. Depending on the variety, it can bloom any time between October and April. And those blooms are stunning! Even better? Once established, Camellias require very little maintenance to keep them healthy. You Might Also Like: How To Grow Camellias Buy Camellias HERE.* Foliage Bushes For Shade Japanese Maples The Japanese Maples at either end of the path Zone: 4 – 9 Height: 6? to 25? (depending on the variety) Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) are dwarf trees that create outstanding focal points in the shady border under trees. My front border is anchored by two other Acers, one at each corner of a curved path. Although they are different varieties of Japanese maple, the foliage provides focal interest and intense color. Japanese Maple* They like dappled shade and do not like to dry out, so provide a deep layer of mulch. Prune, if necessary, in summer after the leaves are established. Japanese Maple “Crimson Queen” I love the way my cut leaf ‘Crimson Queen’ forms a canopy of scarlet lacy foliage from spring until fall. Even in the winter, the branches arch dramatically. Click HERE to find out more about growing Japanese Maples. Buy Japanese Maples HERE.* Yews Yew Zone: 4 – 8 Height: 5? to 25? (depending on the variety) Yews (Taxus) are very reliable drought tolerant evergreens for shade that have inch long needles and red berries in the fall. Unlike conifers, they don’t mind being pruned, so their size and shape can be easily maintained. If you don’t want to do diligent pruning, avoid ‘Hills’,’ Hicks’, and ‘Browns’ yews because they grow too large for a border. Helen Corbet Japanese Yew, via Spring Meadow Nursery Yews provide all season interest and stand out in the winter garden as a green respite among the deciduous branches. It should be noted that the berries and needles are poisonous to humans and animals. Yews generally do not like wet conditions. Taxus x media ‘Tauntonii’ is a dwarf yew that is perfect: it grows slowly, is very tidy and has a very dark green hue. Yew “Emerald Spreader” Taxus cuspidate ‘emerald spreader’ is another good bright green choice that gets denser if pruned annually. Taxus Canadensis is a tough, small native that will grow in dense shade. Click HERE to learn more about growing Yews. Buy Yews HERE.* Red Twig Dogwood Red Twig Dogwood ‘Elegantissima’ Zone: 3 – 8 Bloom Time: Spring Height: 8? The red twig dogwood (Cornus Alba) is a shade loving shrub with very attractive variegated gray-green deciduous leaves that provide a bright light in the shaded border. Red Twig Dogwood* It has insignificant white flowers in the spring, followed by white berries, but the compelling reason to plant this shrub is for the winter interest of its red stems. It can be most appreciated if sited from a window where the splash of red in the snow only needs a cardinal to complete a perfect vignette. The red twig dogwood can be kept small and brighter by pruning out 1/3 of the old stems in the winter, otherwise, it will reach 8′ tall. Click HERE to find out more about caring for Red Twig Dogwood. Buy Red Twig Dogwood HERE.* Boxwood Boxwood Zone: 4 – 8 Height: 2? to 20? (depending on the variety) The final plant on our list of shade loving shrubs is Boxwood. We most often associate Boxwood (Buxus) with clipped hedges and balls in formal gardens. However, it is such an easy plant to grow I think it deserves a place in any kind of border, especially since it is evergreen and grows so well under trees. Adequate water and 3” of mulch take care of its maintenance needs. Wedding Ring Boxwood* Aesthetically, Buxus looks much better pruned so that its small evergreen leaves become denser. It grows slowly so, once the desired shape is established, it only needs an annual shearing. Click HERE to learn more about growing Boxwood. Buy Boxwood HERE. Shop These Shade Loving Shrubs Do you have comments or questions on our list of shade loving shrubs? Tell us in the section below. Pin It So You Don’t Forget It! See More Pinnable Images Sharing is caring! 213.2k 10




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If you like to garden indoors, you may have plants that can harm your pets without even knowing it. We’ll show you the best cat-safe plants for your home.




40 Best Indoor Plants that Don’t Need Sunlight

Find the perfect low-light house plant for your home in this list of 40 plants that don’t need sunlight to thrive. Whether you’re looking for an air purifier, a hanging plant, or the best one for your living room or bathroom, this list has one for you. Add live decor to your home with a fabulous indoor plant, no matter how dark your house is!#indoorplants #lowlightplants Find the perfect low light houseplant for your home in this list of the 40 best indoor plants that don’t need sunlight to thrive!


5 Plants You Need to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Garden

5 Plants You Need to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Garden | angiethefreckledrose.com Having your very own herbal tea garden is beneficial, rewarding and very easy to create. When I first started growing herbs, I wasn’t sure where to start. I didn’t let that stop me though, and with a


15 Indoor Plants That Are Safe For Cats And Dogs

Houseplants and pets don’t always get along, but some indoor plants can be downright dangerous for cats and dogs. The thought of having poisonous plants in the house without even realizing it is very scary (especially around my new baby kitty). But rest assured, there are plenty of indoor plants that are safe for cats and dogs if they do decide to take a bite. Avoid the risk by growing these non-toxic pet friendly houseplants. #houseplant #indoorplants #gardening #plants Plants and pets don’t always get along, but some indoor plants can be downright dangerous. Avoid the risk by growing these pet friendly house plants.




How to make New Plants with Water Propagation

Plant Pin! Water Propagation means New Plants for Free. Multiply your Houseplant collection. It’s so easy and extremely satisfying. Propagate different plants and group all the bottles together into your own Propagation Station. | How to Water Propagate your Plants at modandmint.com | #propagation #houseplants #indoorplants #waterpropagation #plants #succulents #indoorgardening Many houseplants can easily be propagated in water. How to root leaf or stem cuttings in water and make new plants for free. Share them with friends and family as gifts.


12 Common House Plants That Filter Your Air – Safe For Cats Too

12 Common House Plants That Filter Your Air – Safe For Cats Too! – OMEGA 333 Sometimes when visiting other people’s homes, I get a thing that I call ‘plant envy.’ There is just something so relaxing about seeing these lush, green trees and flowers sitting by the window or in the garden that makes me want to get in on the plant action. What’s even more enticing is that these


12 Shade Perennials to Plant in Your Yard

If you have a shade garden, considering planting a few of these shade perennials in your yard! These plants will effortlessly add texture and color to your yard, plus many of them can be used as ground cover, too! Not every flower can tolerate full sun. In fact, some will burn and wither away in hot temperatures and direct sunlight. If you have shady areas of your yard that you want to fill, there are a host of shade perennials that’ll help beautify your garden. Adding shade perennials to your yard can complete your … Read More about 12 Shade Perennials that Will Beautify Sheltered Areas of Your Yard