With its sweet scent, pastel blooms, and heart-shape leaves, lilac stands out as a welcome harbinger of spring. The spring-blooming lilac comes in a variety of shapes and sizes—including dwarf shrubs, the midsize common lilac, and large trees with showy bark. Consider planting multiple types of lilacs with a variety of bloom times and colors to enjoy weeks of attractive flowers and fragrances.
27 of the Best Hosta Varieties for Your Shade Garden
When you need a beautiful perennial that's also durable, easy-care, and shade-tolerant, you can't go wrong with a hosta. Here is a selection of varieties that offer different colors, sizes, leaf shapes and textures, and flowers so you can choose the perfect one to fit into your garden's design.
“The plants are: Left side (orange/peach flowers) it's a trailing begonia. The grass like foliage behind is Liriope (Variegated). The burgandy foliage is a Coleus. Behind the coleus” “other plants but it seems to do fine in part sun conditions. 3 - 4 hours of sun (morning sun) would be fine. I also fertilize once a week with 15-30-15 (Miracle Grow or any other brand with those numbers)
Anemone Honorine Jobert - Common name:Japanese Anemone, Windflower - 2016 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year! Dazzling white elegant flowers surround frilly yellow stamens with chartreuse centers. 2-3 flowers adorn tall waving stems above an attractive mound of rich dark green leaves. A. Honorine Jobert typically grows 3-4' tall - slightly more compact than others. 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year.