Growers Guide for Aucuba Japonica

Evergreen shrubs, 5-6 ft. high, with large, glossy, laurel-like green or variegated leaves and clusters of red fruits, each containing a single seed. The flowers are small and not showy, and male and female flowers are borne on different plants. They grow wild in Japan, China, and the Himalayas, and belong to the Dogwood family, Cornaceae. The word Aucuba is […]

Gardening with Shade Flowers

When acquiring plants for a shade garden, remember that plants grow slowly in the shade, so get large plants. Plants often grow differently in the shade and some experimentation with size and blooming times are in order. The following plants grow well in deep shade. While the common Bleeding Heart will take some shade, the Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart (Dicentra […]

How to Shade Your Big Pumpkin for the Weigh-Off

Additional Pumpkin Pages HowTo Grow –Records – Clipart – Seeds – Poems – Phantom – Carving – Pumpkin Recipes – FAQ’s – How Big is it? Shading your pumpkin By Jack LaRue I prefer a large, dry, well ventilated shade structure over the pumpkin. The materials needed to build one of these covers are: 3 – 10 foot pieces of […]

3 Ideas to Add Shade to Your Garden and Patio

One of the biggest perks of beautiful summer weather is a chance to spend more time outdoors. But while soaking up the sun can be a very pleasant way of passing your free time, long hours of exposure to direct sunlight are neither comfortable nor especially healthy. That’s why bringing shade to your garden seating area or patio is one […]

Shade Gardening

The Shaded Garden by D.A. Brown A properly planted, shaded garden possesses a charm of its own, with quiet harmonies of color that are so different in charac­ter from its sunny counterpart and at the same time it provides a cool refuge a retreat from summer’s glare. But limited sun­light is often viewed with rather mixed feelings by those endeav­oring […]

Shade Gardening Plants – Zone 9

Shade Gardening for Zone 9 Plants – Partial Shade & Full Shade. This is a full list of shade plants that will survive a Zone 9 hardiness gardening zone. Each plant contains a link that provides the growing information, watering needs, flower color, and when it blooms. Enjoy our photos. Additional Shade plants based on the gardening zone. Zone 5Zone […]

Shade Gardening Plants – Zone 7

Shade Gardening for Zone 7 Plants – Partial Shade & Full Shade This is a full list of shade plants that will survive a Zone 7 hardiness zone. Each plant contains two links providing growing information, watering needs, flower color, and when it blooms. Enjoy our photos. Additional Shade plants based on the gardening zone. Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4 Zone […]

Shade Gardening Plants – Zone 8

Shade Gardening for Zone 8 Plants – Partial Shade & Full Shade This is a full list of shade plants that will survive a Zone 8 hardiness gardening zone. Each plant name will provide growing information, watering needs, flower color, and when it blooms. Enjoy our photos. Additional Shade plants based on the gardening zone. Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4 Zone […]

Shade Gardening Plants – Zone 10

Shade Gardening for Zone 10 Plants – Partial Shade & Full Shade This is a full list of shade plants that will survive a Zone 10 hardiness gardening zone. Each plant contains a link providing growing information, watering needs, flower color, and when it blooms. Enjoy our photos. Additional Shade plants based on the gardening zone. Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone […]

Shade Gardening Plants – Zone 11

Shade Gardening for Zone 11 Plants – Partial Shade & Full Shade This is a full list of shade plants that will survive a Zone 11 hardiness zone. Each plant contains two links providing growing information, watering needs, flower color, and when it blooms. Enjoy our photos. Additional Shade plants based on the gardening zone. Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone […]