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Jul 9, 2011 12:34 PM CST
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.
Jul 9, 2011 12:39 PM CST
|I don't have a lick of shade to garden in, so I'm going to have to just watch and drool. |
Jul 10, 2011 5:11 AM CST
|Sharon, yeah you probably need that extra shade today and tomorrow!!|
Jul 10, 2011 7:15 AM CST
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.
Jul 10, 2011 7:53 AM CST
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!
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!|
Jul 10, 2011 9:32 AM CST
|I see our fearless shade loving moderator arrived!|
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!
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.
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.|
Jul 10, 2011 2:19 PM CST
|Lynn is it 3'-4' and white?|
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.|
Jul 11, 2011 1:44 PM CST
|All the above for me too!|
Jul 11, 2011 2:16 PM CST
|Susan, it is only about 2 ft. tall. I will get a photo for you. : )|
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.|
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.|
Jul 16, 2011 5:43 AM CST
Jul 16, 2011 7:01 AM CST
|Fabulous, Karen!! I love the way you set them off with the profusions.|