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Perennial Shade Gardens

perennial shade gardens

    shade gardens
  • Shade gardens are gardens planted and grown in areas with little or no direct sunlight during the day, either under trees or on the shady sides of buildings. Shade gardening presents certain challenges, in part because only certain plants are able to grow in shady conditions.

  • (esp. of a problem or difficult situation) Continually occurring

  • lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"

  • lasting an indefinitely long time; sesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness"

  • recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"

  • Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring

  • (of a plant) Living for several years

Shade Garden Groundcovers

Shade Garden Groundcovers

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'Dark Dancer' Bronze Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens 'Atropurpureum')
Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
Green Spice Coral Bells (Heuchera americana)
Virginia Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana glauca)
Creeping Cinquefoil (Potentilla verna var. nana)

I love "overplanting" groundcovers. They weave together to create an interesting carpet of different colors and textures. However, it's important the plants have similiar growing requirements (light, soil, moisture) and spreading habits so the more aggressive plant(s) don't overtake the slower growing ones.

This is a shade garden and receives only a couple hours of direct sunlight per day.

Subdued chrysanthemum in shade garden

Subdued chrysanthemum in shade garden

This bright striped chrysanthemum began life as a florist's mum. I always break off stalks and stick them into the garden wherever I have a vacant spot. They take root so easily. I've noticed that many flowers, certainly including this one, change color depending on the exposure. This was much brighter -- almost gold and orange -- last year in the sunny garden, but here in the shade it has bloomed yellow with coral stripes.

perennial shade gardens

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