Shade tolerance

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    Surprising Plants for Shade

    I recently designed my third shade garden on as many properties. As my fascination with shade plants grows, I continually look for more variety beyond the plants commonly available in…

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    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade—Midwest

    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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    Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials – Northwest

    1. Fairy Wings Epimedium Name: Epimedium wushanense USDA hardiness zones: 6 to 9 Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; fertile, moist, well-drained soil…

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    One Bed, Two Exposures Beautifully Blended

    Seldom do large gardens fall into one exposure cat­e­gory. Most beds get a mix of sun and shade and everything in between. If you’re like many gardeners, when you have…

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    You’re Going to Love Your Shade

    Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have a full day’s worth of sun in our gardens, yet even the most experienced among us is still a little intimidated by…

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    Regional Picks: Great Plants for the Front Yard – Northeast

    ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple Name: Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: Up to 15 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; rich, acidic, well-drained…

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    Perennials for Dry Shade

    Sooner or later, in the evolution of most landscapes, you will have to overcome the challenge of a dry-shade area. It’s a combination brutal enough to make any gardener cringe,…