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Site it in the Shade. Have a large shade tree? Why not consider building your patio under its canopy? You'll enjoy the cool, shady retreat in the heat of summer when you need a quick break from your afternoon gardening chores. You can also plant your favorite shade plants, such as hostas and caladiums, around your patio for summer-long color and interest.

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Spring 2016 shade plants in one of my borders. Ferns, bleeding hearts, brunnera (Jack Frost), heuchera (obsidian) & astilbe

Spring 2016 shade plants in one of my borders. Ferns, bleeding hearts, brunnera (Jack Frost), heuchera (obsidian) & astilbe

Ideas for the shady corner of your patch...

Three Dogs in a Garden

Dames Rocket in a vase. I was about to sit down to work on a design themed post on the subject of creating a focal point, when a long ago phone conversation that I had with my Mom flashed into my mind. Newly married, my husband and I had moved up from Nova Scotia and had been living in the greater Toronto area for a couple of years. That weekend I had gone on my first ever garden tour. Goldfish from last summer's pond tour "It turns out that you are a nobody gardener here Mom, unless your…

Climbing plants that love the shade | The Times Rosa Alberic Barbier

Climbing plants that love the shade

Climbing plants can do the important job of breaking up the garden visually around and above eye level. The smaller the garden, the more vital they are, and the plot will feel more spacious and

Si tienes un patio puedes crearte un pequeño jardín ¡Nos encanta!

Start A Fire

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - chicken, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. They only take about 5 minutes to make and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and salty in one bite!

Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' (left) - Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade.

Geranium 'Double Flowered Collection'

Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' (left) - Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade.