Diane Livingston
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Forget hostas... heucheras will rock your shade garden with a four season riot of color. Love them!

Forget hostas... heucheras will rock your shade garden with a four season riot of color. Love them!

Caladium 'Moonlight'. This caladium would really light up the interior of a shade garden. The great advantage of pot-grown caladiums is that you can move them when nights become chilly in fall, bring them indoors and keep in a sunny window, until the leaves begin to wither. At that point, let them dry out completely. Collect the tubers, shake off the soil, and stash them in old hosiery or a mesh bag for up to five months keep tubers above 60 degrees

Caladium 'Moonlight'. This caladium would really light up the interior of a shade garden. The great advantage of pot-grown caladiums is that you can move them when nights become chilly in fall, bring them indoors and keep in a sunny window, until the leaves begin to wither. At that point, let them dry out completely. Collect the tubers, shake off the soil, and stash them in old hosiery or a mesh bag for up to five months keep tubers above 60 degrees

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. - Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard :)

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. - Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard :)

Cotton Candy Plant - Add a burst of color and texture to your garden with these lush ornamental grasses that flourish in hot, humid, dry or wet conditions. Enjoy light pink plumes in late summer with these wild, hardy plants. - Grows to approx. 20'' to 36'' H - Perennial - Bloom time: all summer - Full sun to partial shade - Hardy in zones 5 to 10

Cotton Candy Plant - Add a burst of color and texture to your garden with these lush ornamental grasses that flourish in hot, humid, dry or wet conditions. Enjoy light pink plumes in late summer with these wild, hardy plants. - Grows to approx. 20'' to 36'' H - Perennial - Bloom time: all summer - Full sun to partial shade - Hardy in zones 5 to 10

'Silver Shimmers', (zones 4 to 9) is a stunner for shaded areas. This plant thrives in woodland conditions, with moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation, as some Pulmonaria are prone to mildew, though I've never seen it on this variety. It blooms blue in spring.

'Silver Shimmers', (zones 4 to 9) is a stunner for shaded areas. This plant thrives in woodland conditions, with moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation, as some Pulmonaria are prone to mildew, though I've never seen it on this variety. It blooms blue in spring.