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: June 13, 2018
At the back of a shade area, large scale plants, such as these interesting Dexters Purple and Taj Mahal rhododendrons, can provide a statement for the garden in both color and design. A surprising stretch of green grass combines with flagstones for an irresistible shade garden. Vary plant spacing so some are close together and others have more breathing room.
Stairs placed close to the water curve gently down the shaded slope, creating an interesting landscape shape. A stepped down stream appears natural as it trickles over large stones and plants grow closely at its edges. Variegated hostas offer visual relief from the mostly deep green tones of the landscape. The expansive garden relies on large swaths of just a few densely spaced plants.