Foliage Made in the Shade
With the warm weather we've been having, i've been out in my garden snooping around to see all my winter plants becoming spring plants again. The warm weather is pushing them ahead in the garden this season. Many times we think of getting blooming plants for new spots in the garden. However, some of the best accents for a garden are colored foliage plants.
Shade gardening allows for many different shades of purple, red, orange and yellow from Heucheras. Hostas come in baby plants to giant flavors to add this spring. Plus, for a couple weeks when they flower they may add fragrance or a dramatic spike amongst your foliage friends. Remember, white or variegated foliage is a great accent to any garden. It adds a little sparkle to your landscape! My shade garden is one of my favorite spots in my yard; hardly anything flowering, just great foliage, texture and color all season long - with a little bit of sparkle.
by Suzette Nordstrom