The Q&A Archives: Annuals For A Walkway

Question: I have a walkway. some filtered sun because of a tree.
and not very much sun for Rochester NY,lots of clouds.
Tulips that were planted last year,are comming up just fine.
What annuals could I plant after the tulips die in the late

Answer: Some annuals to experiment with and see what does best for you in that lighting might be impatiens, coleus and bedding begonias. These will tolerate quite a range of shade conditions. If the tree is also competing with the plants for nutrients and moisture as would be likely with a maple for instance, you might consider using one or two large planters or half barrels rather than trying to plant them in the ground.

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