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Container gardening in the shade

Postby drob73 » Apr 24, 2012 8:29 pm

I live on the ground floor of an apartment building and I'm fortunate to have a fairly spacious terrace. I'm looking forward to doing some container gardening this spring, but I get very, very little sun in the space. Any suggestions for what types of flowers and plants might do well in the shade?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Re: Container gardening in the shade

Postby CdnChelsea » Apr 24, 2012 9:48 pm


Impatiens do very well in shade. They come in a variety of colours like pale pink, vibrant pink, mauve, white and red.

Begonias love shade and Hostas do too. Coleus has very colourful leaves.

Tall Solomons' Seal would definitely be an interesting addition along with some Sweet Woodruff as a ground cover. Containers full of Hydrangeas would be spectacular.

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life" ~ Rachel Carson
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Re: Container gardening in the shade

Postby Puff10 » Apr 29, 2012 6:54 am

one little hosta you could try in your (shaded area) container is "Golden Tiara"...this little bicolored hosta could remain in your container over the winter and then divided in a few years...Best of luck!!
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