Tag Archives: shade gardening

Gardening Patience

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When starting a new garden one must remember to have patience, lots and lots of patience. After more than 15 years of gardening I should know better than to expect a miraculous transformation with two flats of plants. But, that is …

Welcome to the Courtyard Garden

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This landless gardener is still setting her trowel in the soil and installing plants in gardens all about town. For two summers I was a seasonal gardener for the city. It was amazing! The second summer I spent many of …

Victory Hosta Wins Hosta of the Year

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Virtues: Staying true to its name, ‘Victory’ hosta has been named Hosta of the Year for 2015 by the Hosta Growers Association. We love ‘Victory’ hosta for its large size, tall flowering stalks and variegated leaves.

Partridgeberry: A Native Groundcover for All Seasons

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Virtues: We love partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) for its evergreen foliage, spring flowers and winter berries. This native groundcover can be found in the woodlands of much of eastern North America, making it a good choice for shade gardens.

Surefire Begonias Bloom All Summer in Shade

Virtues: Surefire Begonia comes in a red and rose variety. This bedding annual doesn’t require much, if any, pruning, and deer aren’t very fond of it. This plant is colorful throughout the summer and fall, blooms persistently and requires no deadheading. …