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By MELINDA MYERS
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Shade gardening beyond hostas

 

April 19, 2018

Melinda Myers, LLC

Utilize a variety of shade-tolerant plants in shade gardens to add beauty and interest to the landscape.

A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start. Sun-loving bulbs need lots of sun early in the season before most trees leaf out, while other plants need sunlight throughout the growing season. If you work all day, you may assume those shady spots in the morning and evening nev...



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