State Route 256 between

Main Street and Livingston Ave.

In Olde Reynoldsburg

614-861-5700

fishersgardens.com

PLANTS FOR DENSE SHADE

Some of the most beautiful flowers thrive in shade or tolerate a dappled sun area.  Different combinations of perennials and annuals are all you need to brighten up those dark areas.  Foliage color and shape is important in the shade garden, adding a dimension of texture and vibrancy throughout the season.


Two challenges await the shade gardener:  tree roots and dry areas.  To alleviate both problems try adding organic matter, such as Sweet Peet.  Plenty of compost, shredded leaves and/or topsoil mixed with peat humus built up around the area will ensure that this new planting bed will thrive without competing with the surrounding trees.  Hand spading is recommended under trees to prevent damaging shallow root systems.  If you can’t work the entire bed try adding a few “planting pockets”.  These are small areas that have been improved with organic matter and planted with younger plants that have shallow roots.


A shade garden can be a soothing retreat from a hot summer day and a nice reward for your gardening efforts!


Helpful hint:  If your shady area won’t grow grass or weeds, then it won’t grow these plants either.  You may want to consider blending garden art such as birdbaths, glazed pottery, statuary, or a fountain to achieve desired results.


These plants will generally do well in those areas of dense shade:

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Fisher’s

Gardens

  1. Flowering Annuals

  2. Flowering Baskets

  3. Geraniums

  4. Container Gardening

  5. Tropical Plants

  6. Hanging Baskets

  7. Vegetables

  8. Herbs

  9. Perennials

  10. Trees

  11. Shrubs

  12. Roses

  13. Pansies

  14. Fall Mums

  15. Custom Container Planting

  16. Miniature Gardening

  17. Gardening Information

  18. Flowering Cabbage & Kale

  19. Houseplants

  20. Ground Covers

  21. Chemicals & Fertilizers

  22. Garden Supplies & Tools

  23. Unique Garden Gifts

  24. Pottery

  25. Seasonal Holiday Items

  26. Potting Soil

  27. Classes

  28. Seeds

  29. Garden Art

  30. Grave Blankets

PERENNIALS

SHRUBS

TREES

Aegopodium

Bugleweed (Ajuga)

Columbine

Astilbe

Bleeding Hearts

Brunnera

Winter Creeper

Ferns

English Ivy

Galium

Hosta

Helleborus

Lamium

Myosotis

Climbing Hydrangea

Pulmonaria

Sagina

Tiarella

Vinca Minor

Viola

Sweetshrub

Barberry

Summersweet

Euonymous

Witchhazel

Hydrangea

Sweetspire

Mountain Laurel

Leucothoe

Privet

Spicebush

Honeysuckle

Siberian Cypress

Japanese Pieris

Firethorn

Buckthorn

Rhododendron

Alpine Current

Coralberry

Taxus (Yew)

Arborvitae

Viburnum (Most)

Hedge Maple

Serviceberry

Red Bud

Fringetree

Flowering Dogwood

Korean Dogwood

Sweetbay Magnolia

Canadian Hemlock