The border early in the season with both Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans' and Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' in full bloom. Later in the season the white flowered Doublefile Viburnum and Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' with its hot colored new growth adds zest followed by a huge show of feathery astilbe hybrids and creeping cranesbill geranium hybrids.

The border early in the season with both Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans' and Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' in full bloom. Later in the season the white flowered Doublefile Viburnum and Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' with its hot colored new growth adds zest followed by a huge show of feathery astilbe hybrids and creeping cranesbill geranium hybrids.

These beautiful, shade-loving shrubs also thrive in pots. Get planting and growing tips, plus find the best hydrangea varieties for pots with help from HGTV Gardens.

These beautiful, shade-loving shrubs also thrive in pots. Get planting and growing tips, plus find the best hydrangea varieties for pots with help from HGTV Gardens.

Giving life to your backyard can be achieved by doing a lot of things such as planting a lot of trees and plants and arranging it to look as natural as possible. But there’s one thing that will most definitely give life to your backyard both in terms of looks and sound. And that, of …

Giving life to your backyard can be achieved by doing a lot of things such as planting a lot of trees and plants and arranging it to look as natural as possible. But there’s one thing that will most definitely give life to your backyard both in terms of looks and sound. And that, of …

Pratia or White Star Creeper is a herbaceous perennial groundcover used as a lawn substitute, as fillers in pathways, in rock gardens and in borders. A profusion of starry white flowers bloom spring through summer, followed by globular, reddish-purple fruit in autumn, attracting birds. This plant will tolerate wet or dry conditions in sun or shade. Low growing (2-3" tall). Zones 5-10

Pratia or White Star Creeper is a herbaceous perennial groundcover used as a lawn substitute, as fillers in pathways, in rock gardens and in borders. A profusion of starry white flowers bloom spring through summer, followed by globular, reddish-purple fruit in autumn, attracting birds. This plant will tolerate wet or dry conditions in sun or shade. Low growing (2-3" tall). Zones 5-10

Scents and blooms steal the show along this lushly planted walkway:http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/path-and-walkway-landscaping-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin052914charmincurves&page=6

Scents and blooms steal the show along this lushly planted walkway:http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/path-and-walkway-landscaping-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin052914charmincurves&page=6

Astilbe: Perennial or container plant.  zone 4, part to full shade, h:2-4' w:2-4' moisture loving:

Astilbe: Perennial or container plant. zone 4, part to full shade, h:2-4' w:2-4' moisture loving:

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