Soil - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
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Question by cbutler3440
July 8, 2010
I have an area on the side of my garage where I would like to plant shade parennials, but the soil is very dry. I've tried adding mositure control garden soil and peat moss, but the soil still does not retain moisture well. Help.

Answer from NGA
July 8, 2010
If you're unable to correct the soil conditions you'll want to choose plants that thrive in dry shade. Hosta, foxglove, Stella d'Oro daylilies, Lady's Mantle, Lily of the Valley, lungwort, bleeding heart and coral bells are good choices. Enjoy your garden!

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