Gardens - Shade Gardens

A European-style courtyard in the city

By
Liz Primeau
Photography by
Laura Arsie

A gardener with a painterly eye transforms a shady urban garden


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Garden facts
Size: about 12 metres square
Orientation: west
Conditions: clay soil, both deep and dappled shade
Growing season: May to October
Garden focus: shade plants with subtle colours; architectural features for height and drama
Zone 6

A    Topiary
   Bluebird clematis
C    Lion’s head fountain
   Hydrangeas
   Maple
   Hellebores
   Serviceberry
H    Dogwood
   Toad lily
J    ‘Hagley Hybrid’ 
clematis
   ‘Elsa Späth’
clematis
L    ‘Ivory Silk’ lilac
M    Standard euonymus
   Silver lace vine
O    Pine
   Foxgloves
Q    Ornamental pear
   Gooseneck loosestrife
S    Garage

 

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