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My Backyard Shade Garden

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Backyard Shade Garden

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Category Gardening
Type Plant or Flower
Style Traditional
JanGhrairi on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Hydrangeas, hostas, ferns, heucheras, lenten roses, carex, bleeding heart, strawberry geranium, hardy begonia

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What are you most proud of? My garden and the gardens of my previous home inspired many neighbors to venture into gardening. That's a great compliment.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Soil preparation is very important. Incorporate plenty of organic materials into your soil before planting. Shade gardens can tolerate a little morning sun but nothing more. Fertilize every spring and water, water, and water.

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This is similar to my shade garden. love shade gardens.

01/13/2012 Flag

your garden is just beautiful and just what i need to do in our backyard. we have next to no sun in the back. Do you think following your plan will work for me?

02/27/2013 Flag

Possibly, but I would do my best to thin out the tree canopy to try to gain a little sunlight. We are borderline zone 7/8.

03/01/2013 Flag