Shade

See articles and plants related to shade in the garden.

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    How-To

    How to Get Season-Long Performance Out of Your Shade Containers

    How is taking care of a container in the shade different from taking care of a container in full sun? Does the limited light provide additional challenges—or does it provide…

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    Design

    Tropical Inspiration for Shade Containers

    It’s easy to ignore the shady corners of our gardens and focus on areas with the most light, especially when it comes to creating warm-season containers. Many of us get…

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    Design

    Ginny’s Gardening Adapting to Shade

    My name is Ginny McNally, I'm from Hatboro, Pennsylvania. I'd been gardening on a small scale for about 40 years. At first I had a vegetable garden, grew all sorts…

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    Hostas and More for Shade

    Welcome to Cherie Walda’s shade garden. My husband and I live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We moved here in 1987 to an acre of land with maple, pine, ash, and…

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    Plan Now for a Spring Display

    Today’s photos come from Vanessa Bianchi, who moved from Florida to the Midwest a couple of years ago and had to learn about gardening in a new climate. I moved…

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    Made for Shade

    Today’s photos come from Karen Holmen: I am a long-time gardener in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. What started as a small backyard garden has grown over many years to a…

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    A Teaching Garden

    The Hahn Horticulture Garden on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, is not only a beautiful public display garden that shows off a wide range of plants grown…

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    10 Ground Covers for Shade

    It is often the case that we gardeners find ourselves with a shady corner in our yard where nothing grows. What we long for is one plant that will take…

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    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade – Southwest

    Finding plants that flourish in the shade isn't the challenge. Anyone can find a flock of ferns or a herd of hostas to turn their shade garden into a green…

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    10 Combinations for Shade

    The secret is in using color to pump up the interest in low-light spots