Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, from vanveenbulbs.
Com,and in this segment, we're going to learn all about plants to select for your shadegarden.
What plants look good in your shade garden? and how to select plants for a shadegarden, so my rule with plants, is if weeds are coming up, or Hostas or Ferns are comingup, then you can plant pretty much any shade plant there.
If it's such deep shade, thatyou have nothing but moss, or nothing but pine needles, you're going to have a hardtime planting plants there, because they do need some light, or some heat.
A lot of themaren't in bloom right now, because it's late summer, but I have a lot of gorgeous shadeplants here.
This one is called a Coral Belle, and gives beautiful , pink hanging pendulousflowers, on it in early summer.
I just love it.
I've got my hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas arewonderful for the shade.
They don't need a lot of care.
They pretty much will grow withvery little care.
I've got these little violets.
They're actually more of a sun plant, butI can just get in enough sun right here, for them to grow, and I'm looking right here verycarefully.
That's the thing about your shade garden.
It always surprises you.
I've gothardy cyclamine coming up, and if you look real closely, these are really pretty leaves.
They've got gorgeous dark green, with a light green on the edge.
I love them, and I've gotsome blooming fall Culturecom, coming up too.
I've got some blooming Crocus coming up forfall.
I'm very excited about that.
This plant right here is called a Coral Belle, or heucheras,but I call it my Hootchie Mama, because it's just a beautiful plant.
I love the flowers.
I love the foliage.
It gets really pretty pink flowers on it, with the dark burgundy,purple striped foliage, so with shade, it's all about the foliage too, so I try to findplants that have beautiful foliage.
As you can see from this example, it's a little toomuch shade for my lilies.
I've tried just to see how much they'll take, but it's a littlebit too shady here, and you can tell, because they're pretty much just falling over, butI could stake them up, or I can just let them fall back down, but I love to put plants innontraditional places, and this plant seems to do well, although it's still falling down.
I could stake it.
It would still be beautiful, and although these different leaves look alot the same, I've got elephant ears.
I have colocasias coming up right here, and theyseem to do really well in my little shade area, and right next to them, I have CallaLilies, the Traditional White Calla Lily.
They love shady areas.
They do really well,and right behind them, I have some Impatiens.
Impatiens are beautiful for the shade, sothere's so many plants you could put in your shade garden, and a lot of things that youthink would only grow in the sun, will a lot of times, grow in your shade, so try it out.
Besides Hostas, and Ferns, and the Traditional White Calla Lilly, there's lots of other plants.
I've got colored hardy fuchsias.
I've got lots of Hostas.
I've got Impatiens.
I've gotBegonias, and I just kind of go to the garden center, and ask them.
What do you think willgrow? What do you have right now, that grows in the shade? and they will help you, andyou can turn an area, there was nothing in here a year ago, to a beautiful garden, inlittle time.