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Asters & coleus... OK, I know -- one is a sun lover and the other for shade... but because asters are late summer bloomers, it WORKED well in dappled sun with late afternoon sun. This is from my Guerilla Garden.

Asters & coleus... OK, I know -- one is a sun lover and the other for shade... but because asters are late summer bloomers, it WORKED well in dappled sun with late afternoon sun. This is from my Guerilla Garden.

#Campanule carp. 'Blue Clips'. Une jolie variété uniforme, compacte et très florifère! Elle donnera de jolies #fleurs en clochettes tout l'été. Zoné 3 elle fleurira du mois de juin au mois de septembre de couleur bleu. Elle atteindra 20cm de haut et 30cm de large.

#Campanule carp. 'Blue Clips'. Une jolie variété uniforme, compacte et très florifère! Elle donnera de jolies #fleurs en clochettes tout l'été. Zoné 3 elle fleurira du mois de juin au mois de septembre de couleur bleu. Elle atteindra 20cm de haut et 30cm de large.

Cleomes are relatively care-free, once they become established in your garden. They are hardy flowering plants filled with stunning clusters of spider-like blooms atop tall erect stems. Cleomes come i...

Cleomes are relatively care-free, once they become established in your garden. They are hardy flowering plants filled with stunning clusters of spider-like blooms atop tall erect stems. Cleomes come i...

Heuchera 'Green Spice' - common name Coral Bells spices up a shade garden with color. This selection has broad, green leaves with a silvery overlay, darker green edges, and purplish-red veining. The coloration is most intense during cooler months, eventually turning to brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall. Use 'Green Spice' tiny cream flowers in early summer for cut flower arrangements.

Heuchera 'Green Spice'

Heuchera 'Green Spice' - common name Coral Bells spices up a shade garden with color. This selection has broad, green leaves with a silvery overlay, darker green edges, and purplish-red veining. The coloration is most intense during cooler months, eventually turning to brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall. Use 'Green Spice' tiny cream flowers in early summer for cut flower arrangements.

Cleomes in my garden.

Cleomes in my garden.

Lamium "Orchid Frost" AKA Dead Nettle. This is a beautiful ground cover for shady areas and spreads quite fast. The light silvery green color really pops in the shade. This variety has lavender colored flowers but other varieties include a soft pink and white. It flowers late spring for a couple of weeks.

Five Great Garden Ground Covers

Lamium "Orchid Frost" AKA Dead Nettle. This is a beautiful ground cover for shady areas and spreads quite fast. The light silvery green color really pops in the shade. This variety has lavender colored flowers but other varieties include a soft pink and white. It flowers late spring for a couple of weeks.

Alice Roberts Peony (old Japanese variety) blooms early June in MN. The petals were papery and the stamen bright yellow. A real show stopper that announced summer was here. It bloomed a little later than my Raspberry Sundae double peony. With its elegant single guard petals it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn while the Raspberry Sundae was so luscious & zaftig that I named it my Marilyn Monroe bush...   .

Alice Roberts Peony (old Japanese variety) blooms early June in MN. The petals were papery and the stamen bright yellow. A real show stopper that announced summer was here. It bloomed a little later than my Raspberry Sundae double peony. With its elegant single guard petals it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn while the Raspberry Sundae was so luscious & zaftig that I named it my Marilyn Monroe bush... .

Raspberry Sunday double peony (but I called her Marilyn Monroe!) The booms were so prolific and heavy that I had to enclose the bush in a wire basket to hold them up. Usually bloomed late May into June.

Raspberry Sunday double peony (but I called her Marilyn Monroe!) The booms were so prolific and heavy that I had to enclose the bush in a wire basket to hold them up. Usually bloomed late May into June.

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