Sometimes it is quite difficult to select shade plants and flowers that are appropriate for a shade flower garden. There actually is wide variety to choose from regarding a plant or, but the task of researching can be tremendous.
In order to help you out, I have prepared a list of plants that will grow well in flower garden shade. This list will continue to grow throughout my research.
List of Shade Garden Plants
Note: These plants and flowers will grow well in either partial or full shade.
Forget Me Not
Lily of the Valley
A well organized flower encyclopedia is a great resource for selecting plants and flowers for your shade garden
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My Relaxing Shade Garden
When people ask me what I do to relax, I always have the same answer. I go to my shade garden to let the day melt away. I began my shade garden because I love being outdoors, and I love flowers.
I planted my garden in the shade of some huge trees in my backyard. When I first moved into my house, one of the major selling points for me, were the gorgeous shade trees in the backyard.
I like to plant annuals in my shade garden. The reason I prefer this is because annual flowers provide more color longer. I also like to plant a wide variety of flowers and different foliage. In my garden, I used impatiens, which are good for shade gardens because they are a very sturdy plant. I also planted lots of hosta, even though it’s a perennial. hosta provides a great contrast to the bright color of the flowers. Another flower that I love for my garden is the begonia. They bloom beautiful, and almost year-round.
During the spring and summer, when it’s warm enough, I love to grab a glass of sweet iced tea and go sit out in my shade garden. Sometimes I take pictures of the flowers and trees, sometimes I read a book, or sometimes I just sit and relax. I have friends that offer to “rent my garden” so that they can have some time to themselves to relax. I invite them over, and they are taken away by the scents and sights of my flower garden. It’s a wonderful place to get away from it all and view natural beauty
You Can Still Have a Garden in the Shade
Right now, in the middle of winter, I am really missing my garden. Having the opportunity to talk about it is great. I feel like my garden is really special because it didn’t come to me easy.
When I bought the house that I currently live in, I was so disappointed at how shade-filled my backyard is. I wanted a beautiful garden, but I wasn’t sure if it was possible to have that without lots of access to sunshine. However, I looked into it, and you can indeed grow a gorgeous garden in the shade, even if you’re not an octopus!
There are so many exquisite flowers that grow really well in shade, and my garden is chock full of them. Everyone who comes over gasps when they see all of the Jacob’s Ladder that I have growing there. I also have a gorgeous collection of lilies, which just so happen to be my favorite flower. Solomon’s Seal, Periwinkle, and Virginia Bluebells are also among the many dazzling flowers that I have growing there.
Though I wasn’t happy about it at first, I’m thrilled that my backyard is covered in shade now. Even during the hottest parts of the summer, I can be outside working on my garden happily while other people have to stay inside and avoid the sunlight. Everyone I know always wants to hang out in my backyard and enjoy my beautiful shade garden and all of the flowers growing there. I can’t wait for winter to be over so that I can get back to enjoying my garden and get back to enjoying the shade..
Our Lovely Shade Garden
by Cee Cee
When my husband and I moved into our new home, our backyard needed some major landscaping. A large part of our yard is shaded and I wanted to plant as many flowers as possible. So I started to do some research on which flowers would thrive in shaded areas. I was surprised that there were so many to choose from. I was under the impression that there weren’t many flowers to choose from if you needed flowers that would flourish in the shade.
I chose a large mix of flowers because I like as much variety and color in my flower garden as possible. A few flowers that I’ve found have done very well in my shade garden are Impatiens, Begonias, Nicotianas, Torenias, and Violas. I also have many other flowers in my garden. These are just a few that have done exceptionally well.
We also found a nice variety of plants that thrive in the shade. We duplicated our shade garden on the opposite side of our yard as well. It looks lovely.
After we planted our shade garden we had a garden party and all of our friends and family were impressed with the selection of flowers that we’d found to plant. Our yard is now everyone’s favorite gathering place during the summer months. Our shade garden is where my husband and I go to relax after a long day at work. We try to find time to enjoy the beauty of our shade garden daily.
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