LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 21, 2012) -- Chris Olsen from Botanica Gardensalways has great advice on home and gardening projects.

Segment 1: Madein the Shade
Add greenery, color and some "pop" to your shady areas. There are so many shrubs and perennials that thrive in the shad. If you like the rich, dark green color, then plant some Yews in your shad garden. Add height and texture with different varieties of Mahonias. Don't forget to plant with low border plants such as ferns, ajuga and different low growers. This is the perfect time to make your drab area into a showplace.

Segment 2: The Perfect Kitchen
Since so many of us spend so much time in our kitchens, then why not accessorize with fun and unique items. It's also about placement. Use stacked cookbooks as pedestals and then display your little treasures that you have collected over time.Chris even likes to take square pots and turn them on their sides and use those under your cabinets as little display boxes. Stack them for added flair. They key is to never limit yourself and then your kitchen can be aplace to not only cook but to have a party.

Check out the videos forstep-by-step instructions!And you can always visit Chris at Botanica Gardens, located at 1601 Rebsamen Park Road, for help on any gardening projects.

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