Shady Haven Garden Plan Enjoy your garden even on hot, sunny days. This shade garden, filled with lots of color and texture, will give you plenty to look at through the year. Garden size: 23 by 12 feet.
Thiuja green giant hedge. grows 3' per year. Planting a Privacy Screen: When planting Thuja Trees as a privacy screen, space your trees between 4 and 8 feet apart for a solid barrier. Your privacy screen will eventually get to a height of 20 to 40 feet high. If you want your trees shorter, plant closer together. If you want them taller, plant further apart.
Brighten Shady Spots Let in the light with shade plants that shine like high-wattage stars. Brian brightens a hillside planting of native bracken ferns with a swath of 'Patriot' hostas. Their big wavy leaves with wide white margins are like lights in the woods. Massed, 'Patriot' delivers high impact.
Aruncus dioicus --- Goatsbeard is a large, showy native good for fencelines or borders. Like a big astilbe. 4-5ft. tall by 2-4ft. wide, with 12-20" blooms in late May or June. Creamy white, long-lasting flowers are handsome into winter if allowed to dry on the plant. Needs moisture & shade, esp. in hot areas. Attractive to bees & butterflies. z. 4-9
This long-lived perennial offers beautiful, arching spikes of pink, heart-shape flowers in spring. The soft-textured foliage is gorgeous, too. Note: Like trillium, it does tend to go dormant in midsummer. Plant Name: Dicentra spectabilis Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall and wide Grow it with: Yellow corydalis, a cute perennial with ferny foliage that blooms spring to fall. Zones: 3-9
Groundcover Plants for Shade Sweet woodruff -flourishes in dense shade. Plant it below trees and shrubs where its tiny white spring flowers will bloom about the same time as crabapples. Reaching 6-12 inches tall, sweet woodruff Zones 4-8