Essential shade garden
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The best strolling to do when your shade garden doesn't seem to be working out, is through others' shady spots. Cleveland Botanical Garden's shady area is one of our favorites.
What seemed like a failure is the best kind of start
In answering questions in poet gardener Frank Harney's review of a
failed shade bed we used this 1-2-3 analysis of successful
shade gardening. To grow well under trees you must focus on:
These are the keys to growing a good garden under trees. Follow
the links above to learn more about this shady garden (below) and
An important heads up: Never expect a shade bed to look like
a sun garden. Use the woods as your model -- you'll see there is
less diversity there than in a garden. Only a half dozen species
may be there, but each will be thriving and covering large
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