Alchemilla mollis or Lady's Mantle is one of the green flowers (or more properly chartreuse) that I have to reserve judgment on when it comes to being a favorite plant.It is a wonderful shade plant and most folks don't try to grow it there but rather … [Read more...] about Grow Alchemilla mollis In Your Shade Garden
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Growing Goutweed or Aegopodium (also known as Bishops Weed) is one of the most popular plants in our North American gardens if you go by the number of plants sold. It is also one of the biggest garden thugs in our gardens and unsuspecting … [Read more...] about Growing Goutweed or Bishops Weed As A Ground Cover
Actaea rubra or Baneberry is (in my humble opinion) one of the classiest plants in the shade garden. Not always easy to find - you may have to go online for it - it will stun garden visitors when the berries come out in … [Read more...] about How To Grow Actaea rubra or Baneberry In The Shade Garden
What mixture to use. The bottom line is that anything that was once alive can be composted. Some things, however, are best avoided, because they attract vermin and create problems within the compost cycle. These would include meat and dairy … [Read more...] about What Can You Compost?
Oh oh! Guys everywhere are going to hear about this one as it turns out freshly mowed grass releases at least 5 different hormone fragrances - and they make you feel better. So mowing the grass is good for you. And an Australian researcher is … [Read more...] about Mown Grass Fragrance Good For You
This is one of my all-time favorite flowers for shade gardens. They're early to bloom and do so for a long time. Plus they're tougher than nails and what's not to like? You'll find them in garden centers and catalogs under these names: Christmas … [Read more...] about You Can Easily Grow Helleborus or Christmas Rose