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When you’re looking for something attractive to quickly fill in a large area, then you can’t really go wrong with ajuga. Read here to get tips for growing ajuga bugleweed in the garden.

When you’re looking for something attractive to quickly fill in a large area, then you can’t really go wrong with ajuga. Read here to get tips for growing ajuga bugleweed in the garden.

If you have a sunny, dry spot in your garden, these plants will survive any drought conditions.

6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden

If you have a sunny, dry spot in your garden, these plants will survive any drought conditions.

Wire Vine If you need a tough solution for erosion control, try wire vine (Muehlenbeckia). This fast-spreading perennial groundcover loves full sun to partial shade; and it spreads up to 2 feet. It forms a thick mat of tiny, round, glossy leaves. For a yearly refresh, mow it in spring.  In warmer climates, wire vine stays evergreen. It’s drought tolerant and deer resistant. Zones 6-10

Wire Vine If you need a tough solution for erosion control, try wire vine (Muehlenbeckia). This fast-spreading perennial groundcover loves full sun to partial shade; and it spreads up to 2 feet. It forms a thick mat of tiny, round, glossy leaves. For a yearly refresh, mow it in spring. In warmer climates, wire vine stays evergreen. It’s drought tolerant and deer resistant. Zones 6-10

shade garden by christie

shade garden by christie

English ivy is another great indoor plant that removes toxins. This plant has been shown to reduce 60% of airborne mold and 58% of airborne feces after being placed in a room for only 6 hours!

Indoor Plants that Clean the Air and Remove Toxins

English ivy is another great indoor plant that removes toxins. This plant has been shown to reduce 60% of airborne mold and 58% of airborne feces after being placed in a room for only 6 hours!

Bishop’s Weed The most famous aspect of bishop’s weed is how fast it grows. Unless it’s in a contained space, this ground cover will spread rapidly. It can be planted in large or small spaces and adds a nice calming color to your yard.

12 Most Resilient Ground Covers For Your Yard

Bishop’s Weed The most famous aspect of bishop’s weed is how fast it grows. Unless it’s in a contained space, this ground cover will spread rapidly. It can be planted in large or small spaces and adds a nice calming color to your yard.

Flossflowers or Ageratum emits a smell which mosquitos find particularly offensive. It secretes coumarin, which is widely used in commercial mosquito repellent.  Ageratum is a perenial plant which reaches heights of 8-18” & has blue flowers, although there are varieties with pink, white & violet blooms. This plant will thrive in full or part sun & doesn't require rich soil. Good in rock gardens.Leaves can be crushed to increase  odor, its not advisable to rub directly on the skin.

Flossflowers or Ageratum emits a smell which mosquitos find particularly offensive. It secretes coumarin, which is widely used in commercial mosquito repellent. Ageratum is a perenial plant which reaches heights of 8-18” & has blue flowers, although there are varieties with pink, white & violet blooms. This plant will thrive in full or part sun & doesn't require rich soil. Good in rock gardens.Leaves can be crushed to increase odor, its not advisable to rub directly on the skin.

Types of hostas. Zones 3-8. Blooms summer or fall. Light to full shade. 6 to 3 tall, 6 to 5 wide. - My Garden Your Garden

Types of hostas. Zones 3-8. Blooms summer or fall. Light to full shade. 6 to 3 tall, 6 to 5 wide. - My Garden Your Garden

4 Beautiful plants that grow well in the shade

4 Beautiful plants that grow well in the shade

Curly Fries HostaGrowing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 6–8 inches tall, 12–16 inches wide Zones: 3–9

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Curly Fries HostaGrowing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 6–8 inches tall, 12–16 inches wide Zones: 3–9

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