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Old 10-14-2012, 06:33 PM
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Shade garden ideas?


I have a piece of yard that is tucked off in a corner. It usually stays moist and gets dappled sunlight. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can plant here? It's right outside my bedroom window and I'd like something pretty to look at I'm interested in flowering vines, ground cover/foliage and color!
I'm in zone 8b.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 AM
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Well, from my poor shade loving plant experience, I think Hydrangeas do well, hostas...
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:30 AM
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what about some coleus theres so many different colors and leaf shapes..i love em!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:38 AM
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How about ferns, impatiens, bleeding hearts, heuchera, azelas, mint, begonias, astilbe, pulmonaria, fuschia. Try out this link (a whole list on it). http://www.reillyssummerseatfarm.com...als/shade.aspx

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:05 AM
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Thanks everyone, great suggestions!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:57 PM
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Try leatherleaf mahonia, they are terrific shade shrubs just be careful of the thorns, lol. I have seeds if you would like some we could trade. Birds love mahonia berries, the berries are blue and hang in bunches like grapes.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:44 PM
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Caladiums are beautiful- also Hosta.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:01 PM
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i love my toad lilys
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by peanutcactus View Post:
what about some coleus theres so many different colors and leaf shapes..i love em!!
Me too, does anyone happen to have any for trade?
Lmk pls & Thx Cathy
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:26 PM
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oops.. i posted the wrong thing!

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:30 PM
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I have Ferns, hostas, bleeding hearts, Toad lilies, Hellebores, and blue woodland phlox growing in my shady spot next to the back of the house, its shaded by the house and a big oak tree. I usually add impatiens and coleus in the summer just to add some more color.
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Lily of the valley does great in the shade.
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How about a couple of comfy chairs and some cold sweet tea?
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Originally Posted by Cathy Kantowski View Post:
Me too, does anyone happen to have any for trade?
Lmk pls & Thx Cathy
I have some coleus on the way. Dont mind trading.
I also have some violas "Johnny walk up"
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One of my favorites is the hydrangea. The Annabelle Smooth Hydrangea does very well in shade.
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