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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 08-04-2012 10:39 AM 3699 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3873 days
hardiness zone 5b

08-04-2012 10:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shade plant info gateway

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at GardenTenders.com tagged as “SHADE”

Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.

 

-PLANT INFO MASTER LIST http://gardentenders.com/topics/1678

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3873 days
hardiness zone 5b

08-06-2012 08:08 AM

Some of the plants that I have in the shade:

  • bleeding hearts
  • lily of the valley
  • bloodroot
  • carpet bugle (groundcover)
  • columbines
  • solomon’s seal
  • Japanese Kerria
  • trilliums
  • jack-in-the-pulpit
  • hostas

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 3653 days
hardiness zone 5a

08-08-2012 01:06 PM

My favourite one for the shady areas here is Impatiens.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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OllieWild

12 posts in 2026 days
hardiness zone 8

08-08-2012 03:27 PM

I have a large north facing garden on a 45o slope in Sheffield UK. Very little sun, what can you recommend?

-- Sheffield Building and landscaping - www.asandow.co.uk

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 3135 days
hardiness zone 5b

08-10-2012 05:08 AM

In addition to some of the plants MsDebbie has listed, have had really good experiences with ferns, astilbe, jacob’s ladder and red coral bells in my shade gardens.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3873 days
hardiness zone 5b

10-19-2012 02:14 AM

here's a nice blog re: shade tolerant veggies

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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erika

435 posts in 2922 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-01-2012 10:01 AM

How do you feel about Pieris japonica? The north side of my house is ugly. It’s bare and boring. There is a new cement septic tank just 5 feet from the house. I need to plant stuff to make that side more interesting. Plus, I also need to hide the foundation. I’ve planted Hosta and Spirea and a bunch of low growing stuff but I need height desperately. My preference would be something blooming but I also want it to be an evergreen. So, a blooming evergreen.

Can I plant Pieris or Rhododendrums so close to the septic tank? It’s the tank, not the leach bed. Still, I need some expert advice. There was a giant (dead) pine tree smack dab beside the house right beside the old septic tank, when we bought the house. Nothing happened to the tank nor to the foundation. The tree is gone.

I really need your help.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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