Shade Garden Solutions

Two Gardens with Blooms Spring through Summer

By | May 7, 2020
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Sunny Spring Through Summer Collection

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A complete garden has blooms spring through summer and even sometimes in fall. May is the best time for blooms in my front yard. Mallee Pink Daffodils, Mt Hood Daffodils, Orange Brilliant Tulips and Queen of Night Tulips are all blooming. Following those mid-spring blooms are blooms from Camassia, Allium giganteum, Dwarf Korean Lilac, and a misplaced white peony. However,…Read More

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The Complete Guide to Growing Hosta

By | April 8, 2020
Beach Boy Hosta
Beach Boy Hosta

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Guide to Gardening with Hosta Hosta plants are top perennials in terms of popularity as well as ease of growing. The average gardener will easily be able to recognize a hosta in a perennial garden. Known for their foliage which helps add color and texture to shade gardens, hosta’s are a staple in low light garden areas. While they are…Read More

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5 Companion Planting Ideas for Begonias

By | January 30, 2020
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Twilight and Light Collection

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Begonias are well known flowering plants for hanging baskets, planters and garden beds. These bold flowering bulbs brighten shaded garden areas and add loads of colors to patio planters. While begonias alone in a planter or bed make a statement, combining begonias with other garden plants adds additional interest to shade gardens. If you are looking for garden ideas for…Read More

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Complete Guide to Growing Begonia Tubers

By | January 29, 2020
Red Begonias
Red Begonias

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Beautiful Shade Loving Blooms for your Beds, Baskets, and Containers! With over 350 species of begonias in existence, these shade-loving beauties are easily one of my favorite summer-blooming bulbs! My mostly shaded property has allowed me to experiment with the various begonia varieties, which I have grown increasingly fond of over time. At the garden centers where I worked in…Read More

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7 Unique Shade-Loving Plants

By | May 16, 2019
Visions Astilbe
Visions Astilbe

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Gardening is like life in that it isn’t always easy; we encounter situations and settings that pose challenges. A very common garden challenge is finding colorful plants for shaded garden areas. Before I had a shaded yard, I was always a fan of the shade plant section at the garden centers where I used to work. Part of the reason…Read More

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Hosta Design 101

By | March 17, 2015
Hosta
Hosta

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Hosta plants may quite possibly be the most recognized shade loving perennial, and there are good reasons for it. Whether you pronounce is ho-sta or ha-sta, it doesn’t really matter; what matters is if you have shade and are looking to diversify it – consider adding some of these shade loving easy to grow perennials to your garden this year.…Read More

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3 x 3 Garden #2: The Apricot Shade Trio

By | January 27, 2012
Round Tree Bed Garden
Round Tree Bed Garden

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Just as I promised, the second garden in my 3X3 Garden Series is specially suited for all of you shade-dwellers! The wonderful warm color of apricot is one of my personal favorites in the garden as it catches the eye without over-powering everything else. While bright splashes of colors such as yellow and pink can make quite the statement, it’s…Read More

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Planting Tuberous Begonias

By | February 12, 2010

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Brilliant Begonias! The next type of spring-planted bulbs we’re going to focus on is the Tuberous Begonia. Known for their wonderful ability to grow in the shade, small habit and lush green foliage, these tubers make great addition to shady gardens and borders. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in your garden, as well as…Read More

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Learn How to Indoor Force Begonias!

By | January 15, 2009

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Tired of Winter? Start Spring Early with Indoor Forcing! So the cookies have all been eaten, the Christmas tree is at the curb, and the stockings are no longer hung. Yet even though the holidays are over, the winter “duldrums” are plentiful: you’re still zipping up your bulky coat before leaving the house, you barely make it home before the…Read More

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