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Old 03-10-2011, 05:14 AM
 
Location: London
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I want to start shade garden
but a bit confused about what to plant in shade garden?
how to maintain and clean it?
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I want to start shade garden
but a bit confused about what to plant in shade garden?
how to maintain and clean it?
Most hostas thrive in shade and are easy to maintain! Primroses (primula vulgaris) also love shade and come in different colors; they bloom early in the season.
Another plant is Solomon's Seal (polygonatum biflorum) - mine thrive in shade and slowly multiply.

Enjoy
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Since you're in England how about lily of the valley? I have some in my yard and they seem to do pretty will in heavy shade.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I've grown these for a more informal or woodland type garden:

Lots of different Ferns
Lord and Ladies Arum italicum
Jack in the Pulpit
Virginia Bluebells
Astilbe
Bleeding Heart
Lungwort
Double-Flowering Japanese Kerria

For something more well behaved maybe Impatiens or Begonia. They look great with hosta and add a splash of color.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Some rotos and Japanese maples are alway nice.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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some of my faves are bleeding hearts, coral bells, astebile and hostas
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Camelias and Cast Iron Plants.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Most hostas thrive in shade and are easy to maintain!
Most of my yard is shaded, but I've got pretty nice gardens, if I say so myself! I've got several varieties of hostas, which bloom at various times throuhout the summer and fall. I agree with Elke - hostas are a must for shade gardening and thing to grow!

For color, I have astilbes. They even look good after the flowers have faded.

These are astilbes....


I also have good luck with coral bells....



Some coral bells need partial sun, but the ones I have grow fine in the shade.

Happy gardening, Strilets!
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Hosta, ferns, hydrangeas, coral bells (many colors), liriope. ivy, begonias. impatiens. Go to a garden center and see what they have under a canopy. There are lots of good shade loving plants.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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