Planting Under A Shade Tree On A Bank - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Garden Friend
Mount Union, PA
Question by lltdernest
February 27, 2000
I have a bank in my back yard that has no color. I would like to liven it up with flowers and greenery . What would be a good suggestion of plants for my area. There are roots of the tree to contend with. The grass is sparse in the area also. The area is shaded with little sun, but it would make a beautiful place to stop and look at if it just had some color.


Image
Answer from NGA
February 27, 2000

0

Often it is difficult to plant under a tree due to root competition for water and nutrients, so you might try using a shade tolerant ground cover such as English ivy or the blue flowered creeping myrtle (vinca minor) as a basis for the planting. To that try adding some hostas with colorful foliage and some large planter tubs filled with colorful annuals such as impatiens. Then add a bench to sit on and enjoy the shade!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Whitebeard and is called "Delosperma cooperi"