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By: Garden Design

This week we hope you find a little peace in your garden. Whether it’s smelling the flowers, listening to the birds, or watching the butterflies—get outside and find joy in your surroundings. Then come back in and learn about shade plants, how to create harmony in the garden, what to plant for beautiful cut-flower (and foliage) arrangements, and more!

20 Great Shade Plants

One gardening challenge that we hear about often is how to deal with shade. With the right plants and the right design, a thriving and colorful shade garden is possible. So whether you’ve got a large shady area or just one low-light corner, check out these 20 plants to brighten it up!

7 Tips for Creating Harmony in the Garden

See how Seattle-area homeowners transformed a half-acre of rock-laden soil into a lush garden that brings together a melting pot of styles. Following their journey, they outlined 7 principles that you can use to create harmony in the garden.

How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew

If you’re not sure what to do when powdery mildew strikes (and it will!), we’re here to help. Learn what steps you can take to treat and prevent outbreaks, plus which plants are more susceptible than others.

Gardening Notes

With our gardens growing and changing year after year, why not take a few notes? Olga Akbarova, an artist we love, offers blank notebooks perfect to add your ideas, pictures, drawings, notes, successes, and (sigh) even failures. Her artwork is sure to put a smile on your face!

10 Plants for Cut Flower Gardens

Bring some outdoor beauty inside with flowers and foliage from your own cutting garden. Not sure what to plant? Here are 10 plants that will not only fill your garden with color, but also give you plenty to choose from to create beautiful displays inside.