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Shady Gardens Discussion Forum

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Gardening in the shadows of trees and structures comes with its own challenges and rewards. Here you can discuss ways to successfully garden in the shade. Our Hosta forum may be of interest, too.

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  What are your thoughts on "black cohash"? gardenlady123 6 Nov 15, 2013 2:45 PM
Thumbnail of Last Hurrah Last Hurrah Weerobin 5 Nov 15, 2013 9:27 AM
Thumbnail of Astilbe 'Pumila' Astilbe 'Pumila' pirl 1 Nov 11, 2013 6:14 PM
  Tell me all about your Epimediums rouge21 111 Oct 16, 2013 1:07 PM
  Successful shady outing today rouge21 15 Oct 15, 2013 5:36 AM
  Please help me choose polygonatums DonnaMack 8 Oct 13, 2013 5:47 AM
  Goat's Beard vs Astilbe rouge21 41 Sep 11, 2013 2:49 PM
  Tell me about "Hepaticas". rouge21 26 Sep 8, 2013 8:35 AM
  Best tool to remove weeds with long taproots keithp2012 23 Aug 26, 2013 11:31 AM
  Seedless ripe mayapples? perenniallyme 8 Aug 22, 2013 1:58 PM
Thumbnail of midsummer in the shade midsummer in the shade Weerobin 12 Aug 13, 2013 5:04 AM
  hillside nursery Weerobin 9 Jul 17, 2013 3:44 PM
  Need bush suggestions for beginning project Connie_G 13 Jul 17, 2013 4:47 AM
  Best shade nursery with mail order woodspirit1 3 Jul 15, 2013 12:05 AM
Thumbnail of Help me plan my plantings for this corner shade garden Help me plan my plantings for this corner shade garden rouge21 95 Jul 12, 2013 2:20 AM
Thumbnail of My favorite plant pairing in a shady spot! My favorite plant pairing in a shady spot! swedishchef 56 Jun 22, 2013 8:50 PM
Thumbnail of woodland orchids woodland orchids Weerobin 7 Jun 17, 2013 7:54 AM
  Lobelia siphilitica happy_macomb 3 Jun 16, 2013 11:04 AM
Thumbnail of Tiarella should be in everyone's shade garden Tiarella should be in everyone's shade garden rouge21 11 Jun 9, 2013 6:45 AM
Thumbnail of I'm looking to identify this cranesbill...do you know it? I'm looking to identify this cranesbill...do you know it? KimmyCoCoPop 3 May 29, 2013 10:30 AM
  'Spring' (?) planting ... Weerobin 131 May 28, 2013 7:57 AM
Thumbnail of Caladiums for shade Caladiums for shade pirl 55 May 20, 2013 4:17 PM
  Project help, really wet partial shade bed UMD_Terp 11 May 16, 2013 11:03 PM
Thumbnail of Hellebores Hellebores HollyAnnS 9 May 10, 2013 10:26 PM
Thumbnail of This lovely bloom has been in my shade garden. This lovely bloom has been in my shade garden. cathy166 6 May 10, 2013 9:34 PM
  Brunnera cathy166 19 May 8, 2013 7:29 AM
Thumbnail of Celadon Poppy Celadon Poppy LeawoodGardener 10 May 6, 2013 6:29 AM
  Favorite online nursery for shade-loving plants Sadassa_Ulna 10 May 4, 2013 7:00 AM
  hellebore FrillyLily 10 May 3, 2013 1:31 PM
Thumbnail of buttercups buttercups Weerobin 7 Apr 23, 2013 6:46 AM
Thumbnail of Need help identifying shade loving bush Need help identifying shade loving bush margaretbartel 5 Mar 17, 2013 10:38 AM
  need tips for growing in dry hillside woods GingerGaia 6 Mar 5, 2013 3:24 PM
  Osmanthus fragrancs; Have you planted any? Lily_love 7 Feb 27, 2013 12:06 PM
  You and your LIGULARIA rouge21 5 Jan 2, 2013 6:32 AM
  Shade garden ideas please! Cassandra78 9 Nov 17, 2012 3:23 AM
  where have all the jack in the pulpits gone motts1 3 Sep 30, 2012 8:49 AM
Thumbnail of This persicaria does well in shade This persicaria does well in shade rouge21 9 Sep 25, 2012 6:46 AM
  Small plants for dry raised bed in the shade motts1 29 Sep 21, 2012 6:42 PM
  Recommendation needed for a 2.5 foot tall perennial or shrub happy_macomb 36 Sep 20, 2012 8:44 AM
Thumbnail of mid/late summer blooms mid/late summer blooms Weerobin 3 Sep 20, 2012 5:09 AM
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