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Designing your Shade Garden

When you buy a house it’s not always the case that you are looking for the position of the garden as well. If you have your heart set on the house and you see that the garden is also looking good  it is not likely that you are thinking that you don’t want the house because the garden is in a shady position and it’s full of shade plants. Maybe you would like to plant a vegetable garden in the future, but you will probably have to settle with vegetables that grow in the shade because cutting down beautiful trees is not an option and trees are also an investment and they create atmosphere.

There are things you can do in a shade garden and many shade plants that are available to add to the beauty of your garden without having to go to any drastic measures.

A lot of people prefer to make a feature in their garden like a bamboo bar with appropriate furniture. Here you could add container plants that you would use indoors. Rock features with a small waterfall are another feature which creates another great atmosphere. People can sit for ages listening to the water trickling down onto a couple of rocks below. Rock features have also become popular, which are sometimes used with a cactus that can take the shade.

Other shade plants can be used in shade gardens. Different kinds of bulbs can be used that come up at different times of the year. You just have to plant them at the right time. Hydrangeas, which begin flowering towards the end of the year as well as Azaleas can both be grown in the shade. Different types of bushes and shrubs with various textures also look good.

Different plants are also suited to different soil types so check if your soil type is dry or moist and then plant according to the soil type, It is also a good idea to add a good fertilizer and moss peat because just like we need our nutrients so do plants!

Vegetable Planting:Shade Plants

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