25 Plants to Brighten Your Shade Garden
Got a shady corner of your garden - or an entire yard full of shade - that could use a little color? Here are 25 bright, easy-to-grow plants to brighten up your shady spots.
Garden Housecalls - Purple shamrock
* Common name: Purple shamrock * Botanical name: Oxalis regnelli (or triangularis) * What it is: A summer-blooming bulb that gets triangle-shaped leaves of purple and small hanging lilac-pink flowers for weeks in summer. * Size: 8 inches tall, plant small bulbs 6-8 inches apart * Where to use: Best in shade as front-of
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13 Beautiful Blooming Shrubs to Fill Your Garden with Color All Summer
You can enjoy plenty of flowers in your garden without a lot of maintenance by adding a few easy-growing, summer-blooming shrubs. Most of these gorgeous yet undemanding plants will also attract birds and butterflies, making your green space a wildlife haven.
Begonia 'Escargot' - FineGardening
'Escargot' takes its name from the snail-like curl pattern at the base of the leaf. The foliage is striking enough to stand on its own but it's a good mixer, too. Use it with other foliage plants and brightly colored blooms.
Heuchera Green Spice. A shade loving plant which can tolerate dry and some moisture. The leaves are evergreen, therefore show colour in the shade all year around.
A shade garden in Toronto
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Hydrangea Lemon Daddy - 'Lemon Daddy' has shiny lemon-yellow foliage and large pink (or blue) mophead flowers. This strong-stemmed, vigorous grower performs well in hot, humid conditions, and will brighten up the shade garden even when not in bloom.
Make a big impact in your landscape from spring to fall with the colorful foliage of smoke tree. Grown as a large shrub or small tree, the plant offers oval leaves in shades of rich purple, gold, or green through the gardening season. Come fall, they turn festive shades of yellow, orange, and red. Smoke tree gets its common name from the frothy, fluffy buff-pink summertime bloom clusters. It's a reliable performer in the garden, holding up well in hot, dry conditions once the plant is…
Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges
Use blooms instead of fences to enclose your yard. Check out 23 of our top picks for flowering shrubs you can use in place of basic green hedges.