Looking for ideas for flowering shrubs, ground covers, bulbs, or most anything that will grow well under pine trees. These pines are tall and thin, so I still get quite a bit of sunlight in most areas, although I'd like ideas for heavily shaded areas as well. I know hostas do fairly well in these areas and I have plenty of those as well as astilbe and lady ferns growing naturally. Does anyone know if azaleas will do well?
Thanks for your help.
Under the pines...
I would say a definite yes to Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Mountain Laurels and Hydrangeas.
I just bought 3 azaleas (although I've never had great luck with them), planted moutain laurels last fall, and have 2 hydrangeas on the way!
Glad to hear that I'm at least making some of the right selections! :)
You certainly are! Tell me about the hydrangeas and if you like lace caps. Also, have you gone to eBay to look for any. One guy has a ton of them. It makes it so tempting!
As I say, the hydrangeas are on the way. One is Nikko Blue and the other is Forever Pink. I thought maybe Snow on the Mountain or Ice Plants underneath would be good.
Lace caps, is that Queen Anne's Lace that grows wild in so many areas? If so, yes, I love them.