My Backyard Shade Garden

Project Description

What type of item is this? Plant or Flower How would you describe the style of your project? Traditional 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. 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.

What you will need

  • Hydrangeas
  • hostas
  • ferns
  • heucheras
  • lenten roses
  • carex
  • bleeding heart
  • strawberry geranium
  • hardy begonia

Q&A with JanGhrairi

cabandklb1286517 asked:
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?
JanGhrairi answered:
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.