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ATP Podcast #55: Shade Gardens and Watering Tips

By dave
May 7, 2014

In today's episode we talk about some of our favorite shade plants. Trish shares some of her observations about irrigation, and we have another pinboard of bad ideas segment.

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Name: Misti
Farrrr NW Houston (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas
May 9, 2014 1:07 PM CST
A couple of ideas came to mind for shade plants, oakleaf hydrangea for one---and a lot of other hydrangeas in general, and Lobelia cardinalis. A book I highly recommend and have used in the field many times is 'Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses', as it has a lot of native woodland plants that can be adapted for the home gardener....if one can find the plants! More native plant nurseries, I say! ;)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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May 9, 2014 1:14 PM CST Admin

I forgot about Lobelia cardinalis! That grows in our bottomland and although rare for us, we love it for its beautiful red blooms.

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