Shady garden parts are often neglected, while there are countless shrubs that tolerate root pressure, drought and full shade. Our shade garden was not always a shade garden. In the beginning even rose roses. But the ever faster growing trees on our and neighbor’s side made our garden area on the northwest side of the house getting darker and darker. The sun-hungry perennials and roses have long since been transplanted. Instead of flowers, it is now leaf colors and structures that enliven the beds.
Ferns and stinging nettles – under the ball maple Heuchera, meadow rue and Octobersilver candles
Ferns and lungwort
The hydrangeas still look miserable after the late snowfall.
In the corner is a magnolia tree, which I bought for half price as a bargain.
He is to be planted as a replacement at the willow pavilion. On the left my book topiary, which I pulled myself.
The Waldscheinmohn is self-proclaiming.
Directly in the root area of the woody plants thrives despite shade, drought and root pressure:
- Woodruff (uncomplicated, multiply fast)
- Heuchera (practically all propagated through cuttings)
- different hosta (protect from snails)
- Octobersilver candles (but need a lot of water)
Grow in the freer bed without competition:
- Astilbe (need more water and nutrients than Hostas or Heucheras)
- Forest poppy (sows itself)
- Stinging nettles (not hardy, I always take cuttings in the end of July / beginning of August to overwinter and let the mother plants go)
Grow in pots:
- different types of blueberry (Moorbeet)
- Ferns (are then planted out)
- Buchs-tree pulled as a topiary
If you would like to show your shadow gardens, then link your contribution in the comments. I would be really happy!