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.

Top 10 Shade Garden Ground Cover Plants to Grow

Too much shade? No problem! We found shade ground cover plants that are perfect for every type of garden and landscape.

Grow Caladium Plants for Shade Garden Interest

Whether you choose caladium varieties with cool white leaves or brilliant reds and pinks, their foliage adds a real pop...


Lungwort (Pulmonaria) Flower Care and Growing Tips

A pollinator pleaser and delight for shady, moist areas, here's how to successfully care for lungwort (Pulmonaria) in your garden.


Plant Brunnera Jack Frost in a Shady Spot

If you're tired of hostas and want an eye-catching, easy-to-grow foliage plant for your shady areas, try brunnera Jack Frost.


Begonia Care: What You Need to Know

Begonia care is easier than you think. The glamorous flowers of double begonias make a real splash in a flower...

Top 15 Colorful Coleus Varieties to Grow

These colorful coleus varieties will brighten up any garden bed or container. Look for bold textures, colors and shapes.


Grow Foolproof Ferns in Your Shade Garden

Shine a spotlight on these shade-happy plants. Check out how to grow and care for ferns, plus get picks for...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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.