Friday, May 24, 2013

Made in the shade

Most of my flowers grow in full sun, but shade and part shade exist on the property and we make full use of it in the gardens.

 Near the step from the patio into the cottage garden, a hosta and Japanese maple intermingle.

 An area of dappled shade around this young pin oak

 Heuchera 'Key Lime Pie' and lamium 'White Nancy' at the base of the oak tree

 Shade plants ring the oak tree. Here you see Heucherella 'Stoplight.'

 In the same area, heuchera 'Fire Chief'

 A few feet from the oak tree is a rose and a birdhouse with clematis 'Nelly Moser' climbing it.

 In another shady area, I'm using primarily ground covers. Here, Archangel, a type of lamium, and Creeping Jenny.

 Archangel is lovely when it blooms.

 Our largest shade area is what we fondly refer to as the hosta farm.

 Variegated Solomon's Seal

 Pinellia Tripartita - isn't this a cool plant?

Thanks for visiting the shady area with me today. I hope to show a lot more as the season progresses.

Linking to Fertilizer Friday and Open House


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