Shade Gardening

Is your backyard “throwing shade” on your garden? We’re sharing suggestions on the best low light plants, shade annuals and creative shade garden ideas to help make your yard an oasis.

11 Easy-to-Grow Plants to Add Color to Your Shade Garden

No matter what the situation, nature provides. Take shade, for instance. These 11 shade garden plants take varying amounts of shade and still add color, interest and beauty to your shade garden.

Top 10 All-Time Shade Garden Ideas

Is your backyard starved for sunshine? Turn your outdoor space into an oasis with these tried-and-true shade garden ideas.


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How to Grow and Care for Hostas

Shade-loving hostas add lushness, color and volume to your garden. Follow these tips for getting the most out of landscaping...


Grow Buttonbush to Attract Butterflies and Pollinators

Buttonbush is a native plant with many benefits for pollinators. This flowering shrub is a perfect pick for that wet...


Grow New Guinea Impatiens for Color in Shade

Bright blooms set off by distinctive foliage make New Guinea impatiens ideal for any garden. Plus they can be grown...

Top 10 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

Don't let your shady yard stop you from having a lively landscape. Jazz up your yard with our list of...


Top 10 Best Houseplants for Low Light

No sunlight, no problem! We recommend some of the best houseplants for low light growing conditions or rooms with indirect...

Top 10 Shade Tolerant Coral Bells Varieties

Discover why these fabulous, easy to grow, shade tolerant coral bells varieties are some of the best-kept secrets in the...


Top 10 Colorful Coleus Varieties

Make room in your garden for fast-growing, trouble-free coleus. These colorful coleus varieties will brighten up any garden bed or...


The Best Shade Garden Plants for Your Shady Areas

Gardeners are not doomed to boring, colorless garden plants for shady areas. Shade plants are more colorful and interesting than...


Top 10 Hummingbird Plants That Grow in Shade

You can attract hummingbirds even in a spot with little sun. It's easy, just plant these 10 hummingbird plants for...

The Best Types of Evergreen Trees and How to Care for Them

Choose the best type of evergreen tree or shrub for your yard and learn how to keep it healthy. These...


Lungwort Plants Are a Breath of Fresh Air

Learn why lungwort plants are such a good match for hummingbirds, how and where to grow lungwort, and which cultivars...


What Grass Grows In Shade and How Do I Grow It?

Shady areas are terrific for keeping cool, but not necessarily for growing grass. Here are some tips to help you...


Try Caladiums for Shade Gardens

Whether you choose caladiums with cool white leaves or brilliant reds, their foliage adds a real pop to your shade...


3 Different Ways to Grow Moss

Go mad for moss! One easy-growing plant, three ways to cultivate it.

Growing Double Begonias in the Flower Garden

The glamorous double flowers of these begonias make a real splash in the shady corner of a flower garden.


Best Plants for Container Shade Gardening

Fill your containers and hanging baskets with these colorful plants and flowers perfect for shade gardening.


4 Reasons To Grow Coleus

Find out why coleus was named the annual of the year by the National Garden Bureau and why you should...


Gardening Made Easy: 60+ Tough Plants

Take the guesswork out of your garden and put these tough plants to the test in your backyard.


33 Easy Ideas for Shade Gardens

Liven up your shady spaces with these shade garden ideas.


Perennials for Shade Gardens

Try these twelve perennials to brighten up your shade garden.


Ground Covers for Shade Gardens

Low-light ground covers add beauty in shade gardens.


Great Shade Plant – Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

Last month, I was visiting Chicago and had the chance to see the green spaces surrounding the Art Institute of

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