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Is there a low spot in your yard where water tends to pool for a day or more after a big rain? We’ll share a number of solutions that will help prevent flooding, redirect runoff or soak up the excess in this helpful article.

Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are planted with a wide range of colors, from warm reds to cool blues and everything in between. Have you ever thought about trying to plant a garden bed that used every color of the rainbow? Officially, those colors are known as ROYGBIV on the spectrum—that stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It might be fun to try!

 

We’ll help you get started using the ideas for each color below. We have plant lists compiled for every one in the rainbow. Tap the links within each color category to explore further. If you’d prefer a more limited color palette, simply pick your favorites below and get started.

If you are anything like me, the dream is to have a gorgeous garden regardless of the time of year. Having a garden that is always colorful will take time, persistence, patience, and planning. Just like any other garden, a garden that is always in color will need updating and care as time goes on. Here are twelve items to consider when planning an ever-colorful garden.

Gatsby Pink Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern US, grown for its attractive foliage, long-lasting flowers and four-season appeal.

Jazz Hands Bold Loropetalum

With dazzling flowers and evergreen foliage, loropetalum adds year-round interest to the landscape. Also known as Chinese fringe flower, this member of the witch hazel family produces clusters of delicate flowers from mid-winter to early spring when the garden is just awakening.

Winecraft Gold smokebush blooming in a landscape

Deep golden yellow flowers are a great addition to your garden. 

Lacecap hydrangeas are loved for their delicate long-lasting blooms, easy-care nature and versatility in the landscape.

I am once again writing about my garden each month. You'll get to see the good and the bad, after all gardening is a different adventure every year.

More really is more when it comes to flowers! If you’ve got the space, a line of bountifully blooming shrubs can quickly transform an area from bland to grand. Flowering hedges are perfect for sidewalk edges, the front of the border, disguising fencing, and just about any other place or application you can dream up!   

For unbelievable beauty anywhere you want it, pop a hydrangea in a pot and put it where you need it to go! Porch, driveway, balcony, sidewalk, deck. If you can dream it, chances are you can beautify it. No matter if your spot has full sun, dappled shade, or something in between, there’s a hydrangea you can display there.

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