4.19.2012

Question About Flowers

Ok, I am a veggie gardener. I have no idea about flowers. However, I installed a couple of window boxes on my garage, and unfortunately, they are on the north side. Which means shade. Such a word does not exist that exerts more fear into a veggie gardener. Now, I know that there are thing out there that grow in the shade. Any one have any suggestions???

4 comments:

  1. impatients do fairly well in shade, also begonias. They just keep blooming, no matter what the sunlight and weather. They do need water though.

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  2. I would offer to help except for the fact that I can kill flowers in three days flat.....really. lol

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  3. Lots of stuff! I prefer perennials for shade, instead of annuals. Leopard's mane, hostas, bleeding hearts, bishop's weed (can be invasive), heucheras, hellebors, lots to choose from.

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  4. http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/container-plantings-shade-yield-spectacular-garden.aspx

    I love Impatiens in the shade, and they come in such bright, happy colors.

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