Weekend Gardener

Blog based on my best-selling ebook "The Weekend Gardener"- The Busy Persons' Guide To A Beautiful Backyard Garden by Victor K. Pryles

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Shady Babes

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)_______________________________________________________________

If you like to use flowering perennials, but much of your garden is very shady here is a tip for you.

Even plants described as shade lovers need SOME light to grow, and plants that must produce flowers need more light than those that don't. If conditions are really gloomy, you'll be better off concentrating on things like ferns and mosses. But if the area does get at least some filtered light, and is reasonably moist, you can try:

toad lillies (Tricyrtis spp.)Kirengeshoma palmatafringed bleeding hearts (Dicentra eximia) Corydalis lutea. They all do well in these deeply shaded, yet somewhat lighted areas.

Til tommorow-Victor K. Pryles"The Weekend Gardener"http://www.creativepops.com/