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Chaenomeles japonica — Eye catching flowers in the spring

Chaenomeles japonica — Eye catching flowers in the spring

A nursery is a very good place to look for plants for landscaping. On an overcast Tuesday morning, The Sensible Gardener headed to a well known nursery. Walking around, asking questions, making note of a few names, and shooting a few pictures. How nice.

Why don’t you do the same? It’s pleasant and relaxing, even good for the soul. When you come back home, you can look at your pictures, get information from the Internet or from books. Once you’ve really made up your mind on what you want, you can always go back to that same nursery or to any other place where they sell plants.

The big difference between a good nursery and any other store is — you guessed it — knowledge. The employees know about plants, so they can detect sick plants and they generally know better how to care for plants. So when you buy plants in a nursery, you have more chances of getting healthy plants. And most times, the little difference in price is worth it, because a healthy plant will have better chances of surviving once in your yard and it will often grow better and faster.

Below are a few pictures of interesting landscaping plants. They may give you a few ideas for your own lawn.

Sun plants for landscaping

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fern Spray Gold'
Prostrate broom
Sambucus 'Morden Glow'
Spirea 'Magic Carpet'
Malus 'Coral Burst'
Sherwood mountain pine
Berberis thunbergii 'Royal Burgundy'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fern Spray Gold'
Prostrate broom
Sambucus 'Morden Glow'
Spirea 'Magic Carpet'
Malus 'Coral Burst'

Be sure to have a look at the following pages: Wet Sun Plants.

Part shade plants for landscaping

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Yellow bird magnolia
Berberis aurea 'Nana'
Cercis canadensis
Viburnum trilobum compactum
Rhododendron roseum elegans
Yellow bird magnolia
Berberis aurea 'Nana'
Cercis canadensis
Viburnum trilobum compactum
Rhododendron roseum elegans
Yellow bird magnolia
Berberis aurea 'Nana'

Shade plants for landscaping

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Hydrangea anomala petiolaris — Bears delicate flowers
Alleghany spurge 'Procumbens buxaceae'
Creeping forget me not
Sperula odorata — Has a delicate perfume
Symphoricarpus alba
Taxus x media 'Densi Gem'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Brunnera macrophylla
Ferns
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'
Bishop's Goutweed

Be sure to have a look at the following pages: Shade Plants and Wet Shade Plants.

So little sun? So many hostas!

There are literally hundreds of varieties of hostas. Some become huge, while others remain quite small. Some are more shade resistant, others more sun resistant. The images below represent just a few varieties.

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Have you considered all the options available to you? If not, then have a look at our Landscaping plants page.

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