Hyacinth is the common name for about 30 perennial flowering plants. These spring blooming bulbs come in a wide variety of bloom colors. They grow in sun to light shade and are often planted with daffodils and tulips in the spring garden. Zones 4-9
Hellebores are one of those rare flowers that love the shade. These beauties bloom in late winter or early spring, and provide a pop of color to an otherwise monotone green shade garden. - The Handyman's Daughter
Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.
Keep foliage color in mind when you plan your perennial border. Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements. Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches. Grows in Zones 4-9.
Here are some of the many varieties of flowering plants that bees love. It’s better to plant a number of the same plants than many different varieties as bees are attracted to larger expanses of one kind of flower. More on creating a bee friendly garden in the post #ad #bee #garden