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Old 01-03-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hi all,

I am new to gardening and am very excited.

On the east side of my house I want to plant some pretty, but low maintenance plants. The only problem is this area doesn't get any sunlight. I have the area cleared for planting. I just need to buy some compost, potting soil, plants, and mulch. I live in central Florida. We get plenty of rain, but I will water the plants myself if it hasn't rained. I have about 25 feet of strip to plant stuff.

What plants should I buy?

Thanks
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:49 PM
 
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you might consider liriope and ophiiopogon both of which are called "lily turf", cyrtomium falcatum/holly fern, asphidistra elator/cast iron plant, dwarf forms of raphiolepis indica/india hawthorn, and dryopteris erythrosora/wood or autumn fern. hope this helps.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Caladiums.. very easy to grow.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Thank you for the replies I am going to head over to the nursery to see if they have any of the plants you suggested.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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Another vote for caladiums. I love them! I grow them during the summer here in NJ, but they would probably love Florida. In fact, my favorite company to order caladium bulbs from is Happiness Farms, are located in Florida. Once they start growing, they grow fast, too.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Just a question but why don't you have Sun on the east side of your house ? I'd imagine huge shade trees .
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