Mary Gore

Mary Gore

Mary Gore, along with her husband and garden assistant, Bob, transformed their blankslate Toronto property into a remarkable shade garden in just 12 years. Mary loves the sound of water and wanted it to reach every corner of the garden. To make this happen, she conquered the learning curve with her typical energy and determination. As she describes it, “I built the first water feature with a shovel in one hand and a how-to book in the other.”

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    Colorful Plants for Partial Shade

    If you need some ideas for plants that thrive in dappled sunlight, check out these options from expert gardener Mary Gore. She has created an amazing garden in the shade…

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    How to Design a Colorful Shade Garden

    After my husband and I moved into our home in 2004, I waited four years before starting a garden. The idea of creating a new design from scratch was daunting.…