Shade Gardening Blog

Dutchmans Breeches - Flowers named after the trousers worn in the Middle ages

Dutchmans Breeches is an early bloomer, March through May, then they disappear just as the other flowers are waking up in Spring

Continue reading "Dutchmans Breeches - Flowers named after the trousers worn in the Middle ages"

Coleus Varieties

There are many of Coleus varieties including the most popular one Coleus Forskohlii, Coleus Blumei, Coleus Black Prince, Coleus Black Beauty, Coleus Mint Mocha, Coleus Dark Star, Coleus Merlins Magic, ColeusJuliet Quartermain...

Continue reading "Coleus Varieties"

Painted lady fern. Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Cristatoflabellatum

A deciduous fern plant with a striking appearance and 30cm grey fronds for shaded and sheltered flower beds, borders, and rock gardens

Continue reading "Painted lady fern. Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Cristatoflabellatum"

Container Gardening Plants

Container gardening plants suit small gardens, yards, patios, and balconies. Flowers, trees, vegetables, and vines can all be grown in containers.

Continue reading "Container Gardening Plants"

Container Gardening in Shade

Container gardening in shade brightens up shadowed areas of the garden. Pots and containers with plants in can be moved around your garden or to a new home!

Continue reading "Container Gardening in Shade"

Solar Garden Fountains - The best guide on buying solar powered garden fountain

Garden water fountains using solar power. Green solar powered garden fountains can add natural aesthetics and sound to landscaping

Continue reading "Solar Garden Fountains - The best guide on buying solar powered garden fountain"

Shade Garden Plants and List of Suitable Plants

Shade gardens need hardy shade tolerant plants, flowers, and shrubs for growing in areas with little or no sun

Continue reading "Shade Garden Plants and List of Suitable Plants"

Shade Garden Tips for Gardening in Shade

Shade garden tips for shady gardens: shade types, shade plants and flowers, and managing light in shade gardening

Continue reading "Shade Garden Tips for Gardening in Shade"

Shade Loving Perennials

Top shade loving perennials for a shady garden. Choose shade perennials carefully and you will have beautiful garden

Continue reading "Shade Loving Perennials"

Gardening Books

Books for shade and general gardening, books and e-books on container gardening, water gardens, beginners and children gardening

Continue reading "Gardening Books"