View Full Version : Gardening in the shad

03-02-2011, 03:19 AM
Any good tips on certain flowers or plants that do very well in the shade and are also bright in color. My spouse is trying to set up a garden behind our house and it does not get a lot of sun if any.

03-02-2011, 02:44 PM
Depending on your soil conditions, you could try some of these: Hyacinths, foxglove, cardinal flower, Lenten rose, bleeding heart, beebalm, columbine flower.

Hope this helps! Once your shade garden takes off, be sure to share some pics here on the forum.


03-02-2011, 07:01 PM
will be sure to post pics, this will be our third spring in our new house. Looking forward to the adventure.

03-03-2011, 06:33 AM
but I think sun is very necessary for plants
so take care if these area has sun availability so you can easily make

03-22-2011, 08:41 AM
go with Mikes suggestions, although not my favorite, Hostas will work also

04-02-2011, 03:49 PM
That is an amazing idea.
I liked it & it is appreciated.

04-07-2011, 03:21 PM
You can try different bushes as well... I have Spice Bush, Hearts-a-bustin', witch hazel, camellia, different hydrangeas. Not sure what zone they all are for, but it'd be easy enough to look up. And of course the amount of shade plays a huge role in what you can successfully grow, also.
I, for one, love hostas, so I have those, too. :)

05-07-2011, 02:22 PM
You could also try lupines. They do well in cooler areas and shade, although they do require a little sun.