Add Color to Your Shady Garden

 Hurd & Honey - Marguerite Daisy Zones 9-11

Hurd & Honey - Marguerite Daisy Zones 9-11

Our front yard faces north; we have a covered front porch and a two story home; this combines to create a rather shady front landscape. We're excited to plant a few part-sun/shade plants this spring and see how they do. 

If your gorgeous garden has shade spots, consider it a blessing for diversity. It may seem easier to find full sun plants at the nursery, but there are several beautiful shade plants that you can add to those shady areas of your garden. 

 Pinterest - Coral Bell

Pinterest - Coral Bell

Coral Bell

These magnificent perennials are as easy to maintain as they are beautiful to look at. It doesn’t matter how dark and gloomy your shaded spots might be, these wonderful plants will add plentiful, rich color; they keep coming back year after year.

Zones 4-9

 Only Deco Love - Avocado Tree

Only Deco Love - Avocado Tree

Avocado Tree

A large shade gap in your garden is a perfect spot to add a couple of avocado trees. They adore the shade, they require little attention, and they produce one of the most delicious and nutritious foods on earth. If your thumbs are extra green, you can start a few in your home using your avocado pits! 

Zones 8-11

 Birds And Blooms - Lungwort

Birds And Blooms - Lungwort

Lungwort

This beautiful plant will cover large spaces with a lovely colors. It also grows easily around the bases of trees, a common eyesore where grass won't grow. 

Zones 3-8

 My Winter Garden - Astilbe

My Winter Garden - Astilbe

Astilbe

This is the perfect perennial to use in the shade and simultaneously attract butterflies. At first glance, it looks absolutely breathtaking; it has attractive bright pink flowers. It's not common to see butterflies fluttering in the shade, but with Astilbe they will surely make many visits to your shady garden.

Zones 4-8

There are several beautiful shade plants, these are only a few of our favorites. You may also consider Japanese Forest Grass, Foxglove, Foam Flower and Dead Nettle. 

*This is a collaborative post.

 Hurd & Honey

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