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November 29, 2012


common witch hazel

Autumn-Blooming Witch Hazel

Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.

November 22, 2012



Spicebush Provides A Refined Softness To A Shady Landscape

Lindera benzoin, commonly known as spicebush, is a native multi-stemmed, understory shrub that can grow as wide as it is tall.

March 8, 2012



Earliest Spring Crocus

The earliest crocus flowers to appear each spring are the pale lavender ones with flimsy petals...

July 7, 2011


japenese kerria

Japanese Kerria Has Multi-Season Appeal

If you need color in your shady woodland garden consider planting Japanese kerria, either as an accent or as a massed shrub border.

December 23, 2010


enclosure 1-edit

Enclosures Can Create A Feeling Of Refuge

Pergolas provide not only walls, but also ceilings, with the possibility of plants growing between the series of horizontal beams, to create shade.

July 15, 2010



Stalwarts In The Garden: Hardy Hellebores

Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.

October 22, 2009


A branch of the shrub, Virginia Sweetspire, with a white flower.

Virginia Sweetspire

I have Iteas in both sun and shade in my Midwest garden, and it is one of the few shrubs that will flower in shade.

October 9, 2008


A Spanish bluebell.

Shady Ladies

On this Focus On Flowers, Moya talks about the perfect flowers for your shade garden.

May 31, 2007


tiarella in shade

Tiarella: Foamflowers

Many white flowers bloom in May, but the tiarella is one of the only ones to bloom so prettily in the shade.

July 13, 2006


yellow desdemona in shade


Sometimes there are wet spots in a garden that need permanent plantings to convert a liability into an asset.

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