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Think of any spot in your garden and there’s likely an ornamental grass to fit. This versatile group of plants suits all sorts of uses in landscapes and containers, even in water gardens. Though most prefer quite a bit of sunshine, some grasses can handle filtered shade. Let’s take a look at five ways to use ornamental grasses in your garden this season.

Ready to grow a gorgeous garden? Start with these top award-winning annuals, perennials and shrubs which are ready to flourish in your containers and landscape. 

Let's Dance Rave Hydrangea

If you want to plant an attention grabbing garden, vividly colored plants are just the ticket. These brightly colored flowers are a great way to bring life to your garden beds and will create a traffic stopping display!

When the dog days of summer arrive, and the heat is stifling and the humidity is high, most plants are going to be stressed.  However, there are plants that not only survive, they thrive when the heat is on. These sixteen plants will take the heat and keep growing strong.

Heuchera, commonly called coral bells, are easy to grow and thrive in zones 4-9. Dolce® and Primo® varieties were bred from native North American species and provide colorful foliage all season. Some also produce pretty sprays of airy flowers in early summer.

When we see beautiful flowers, our instinct propels us to pull them in closer for a sniff, even when we know they don’t have a fragrance. We love scented blooms not only for the perfume they exude but because of the nostalgic memories they can evoke. Bees enjoy them, too. Let’s take a closer look at how you can embrace fragrance to the fullest in your garden.

I would guess that most gardeners cherish having fragrance in their gardens. Afterall, just about the first thing a kid will do when a flower grabs their attention is smell it. Kids intrinsically know something we often forget as we grow older – flowers “should” smell good. Now, not all flowers, even in their wild habitat, are fragrant. However, there are a wealth of plants with fabulous fragrance that you can introduce to your garden to add an extra dimension of sensory joy to how you experience your outdoor space. Here are ten plants that will deliver a fragrant bonus to your garden.

Color is the soul of every garden and the main way in which you express your style and personality in the garden. Each color has its own impact and meaning when used in a garden. I have been slowly writing my way through the colors of the rainbow and how to use them in gardens. I have already written about chartreuse , black, white and orange.  In this article, I will cover using red in the garden.

Oso Easy Double Red Rose

Red is a great color to add spice to a garden bed. To create a festive feel, pair red with orange and yellow. Add blue and white to your favorite red plant and show your patriotism or try mixing every color of red under the sun for a colorful, but simple monochromatic look. To get things rolling with red in your garden, check out this list of ten varieties we think you’ll love.

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