Miniature Gardening forum: Fairy Gardens - Shade Only Plants?

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Name: Tessa
Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tmoney
May 16, 2017 10:06 PM CST
Hello! I'm building a fairy/gnome garden in my backyard but I have yet to buy the plants. I've read a ton of suggestions from articles on the internet, but I'm so unsure of what will work in my area (northeast Wisconsin) and what will look good for the mini world I'm trying to create. The other problem is that the area will be in nearly all shade which is problematic. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance! :)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 16, 2017 11:36 PM CST
Welcome!

Your project sounds like a lot of fun. Dig in a lot of compost and build an Alpine shade garden.

My favorites would be Soloman's Seal (especially the variegated one), Bleeding Hearts, dwarf Hostas (like Blue Mouse Ears), Coral Bells. Dwarf everygreens like Dwarf Hinoki Cypress. And cold hardy azalea. My fillers would be bulbs like blue bells and crocus. I also love Astilbe.
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Name: Christine
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Christine
May 17, 2017 6:46 AM CST
You'll find lots of info here
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Name: Tessa
Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tmoney
May 17, 2017 9:48 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Your project sounds like a lot of fun. Dig in a lot of compost and build an Alpine shade garden.

My favorites would be Soloman's Seal (especially the variegated one), Bleeding Hearts, dwarf Hostas (like Blue Mouse Ears), Coral Bells. Dwarf everygreens like Dwarf Hinoki Cypress. And cold hardy azalea. My fillers would be bulbs like blue bells and crocus. I also love Astilbe.


Thank you for your help!! I have a bleeding heart already and it's HUGE! Are all of these plants good in full shade do you know?

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