GARDENING

10 Great Plants for the Shady Spots in Your Garden

Move over hostas and impatiens! You already know these shade-lovers are reliable performers, but there are a whole lot of other beauties out there that flourish in less sunny locations. The trick is to choose the right plant for the right place. “There are many degrees of shade,” says Michael Sheek, senior horticulturalist with the Atlanta Botanical Garden. “Pay attention to your planting area for a few days to get a sense of what kind of light it receives at…

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The Roomba for Lawns Is a Yard Work Game-Changer

It’s the latest domestic chore to die at the hands of technology: Lawn-mowing can officially be filed under “chores you never have to do again if you don’t want to.” Robotic lawn mowers like the Honda Miimo ($2,499); Robomow ($1,299); and Worx Landroid ($999) are to grass what the Roomba and its ilk are to carpet. The programmable machines have rotating blades at adjustable heights, remote controls (via phone app or separately), and built-in sensors that prevent them from mowing…

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