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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 9, 2011 12:34 PM CST

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Have fun!
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 9, 2011 12:37 PM CST
Excellent choice for moderator, Trish!!

I'm looking now at a mimosa Doug gave me, wishing it would get a little taller than 5' so it would shade my back deck from this sweltering KY July sun.
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 9, 2011 12:39 PM CST

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I don't have a lick of shade to garden in, so I'm going to have to just watch and drool.

For now. Whistling
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Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 10, 2011 5:11 AM CST
Sharon, yeah you probably need that extra shade today and tomorrow!!

Cuz
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 10, 2011 7:15 AM CST
Mornin', Folks...

Each year I try to offer shade loving plants to my customers and am always looking for great ideas. Heck, yesterday at the mkt two people were looking for shade loving plants and I had zilch. (I think all of us were thinking "shade" due to the heat.)

Looking forward to this forum.

Keep smiling!
Shoe
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 10, 2011 7:53 AM CST
Welcome Shoe!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Jul 10, 2011 8:07 AM CST
Mornin', Doug! Nice to see ya. (Got anything on the grill bbq'ing?)

Off to sow beets and cowpeas...in the sun, not the shade (sorry).

Back later to hide in the AC this afternoon and play on ATP!

Keep smiling!

Shoe
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
enjoy the moment
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Maridell
Jul 10, 2011 8:10 AM CST
I'll be looking for ideas for some shade areas for planting next spring. I'll be around!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 10, 2011 9:32 AM CST

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I see our fearless shade loving moderator arrived! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 10, 2011 10:15 AM CST
It's already filling up with some of my favorite buddies...good morning!

Doug, I hope you're still beautifying my second most favorite KY city over there.
So good to see you here!
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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Jul 10, 2011 10:40 AM CST
My spring failed attempt at a foundation planting just outside my new kitchen window was due to a shady site. I thought cause the four o'clock sun came around it would require sun plants, wrong! Now I'm thinking a nandina, big leaf hydrangea, hosta, and ferns. If I have room maybe a Clethera 'hummingbird'. Also a dwarf Fothergilla gardenii for some good spring and fall color. All the white should really brighten up the area and we will enjoy the fragrance next to the porch from the clethera and fathergilla. I'm a little concerned with out of control suckers from the fothergilla. Can anyone share their experience with fothergilla? This fall I am going to clean out the bed, lay newspaper, top dress with compost, then mulch and hopefully have a great bed to start fresh next spring. Will be look at this forum for some good shady ideas. I have a huge American holly in the bed.

The goal is to create a beautiful view in this area.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 10, 2011 2:18 PM CST
Susan I have a fothergilla for 5 years now. There seems to be no problems with suckers, it's never had any. I'm not which one I have.
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Jul 10, 2011 2:19 PM CST
Lynn is it 3'-4' and white?
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jul 11, 2011 1:30 PM CST
If you like Heuchera, Heucherella & Tiarella check out the Heuchera Forum. I'm also a big fan of Hakonechloa grasses,Athyrium Ferns & Hellebores.
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 11, 2011 1:44 PM CST
All the above for me too!

Doug
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 11, 2011 2:16 PM CST
Susan, it is only about 2 ft. tall. I will get a photo for you. : )
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Jul 11, 2011 4:54 PM CST
Lynn that's exactly what I want...not too big. I think some of them get to be 5 or 6 feet tall and wide. Ususally when the tag says 3 feet I end up with a six foot plant so I really need to keep them small for this area.
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jul 12, 2011 11:09 PM CST
Ah, shade gardeners...some of my favorite shade plants are pulmonarias. They look great along with the hosta, heuchs, ferns, etc.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 16, 2011 5:43 AM CST
COLEUS!

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Karen
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: North Carolina Irises Dog Lover Hostas
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tggfisk
Jul 16, 2011 7:01 AM CST
Fabulous, Karen!! I love the way you set them off with the profusions.

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