Made in the shade: Jackie Charest’s 6 perfect plantings for shady spots
1. Peony: Jackie’s favourite flowers get just enough sun to thrive in the mostly shady garden.
2. Tuberous begonia: “Direct sun is not required to enjoy these beautiful and colourful blooms.”
3. Old-fashioned bleeding heart: “They grow quickly, bloom early and love the shade.”
4. Clematis: Try a twining shade-friendly cultivar that provides a garden with vertical interest.
5. Fern: “They are incredibly sturdy and I love how the tones of green vary from fern to fern.”
6. Hydrangea “I love these because they’re hardy, survive anything and provide fresh-cut flowers for indoors and out.”