The term 'shade' has many variations in gardening. It could possibly mean a dimly lit area beneath tall trees, a bright but a non-sunny spot, or an area that gets sunlight for a few hours in the morning and shade for the remaining day.
There is a wide variety of plants that have been categorized as plants fit for a shade garden. A well-landscaped shaded garden has a charm of its own. So, choose flowering plants that grow well in the shade.
The bloom color of each should complement the other to harmonize the appearance of the garden. This type of garden provides a cooling and soothing effect on one's eyes in summer. Landscaping plays a prominent role while developing one.
There are two types of shades- partial and total. This is an important criterion to choose the plants according to degree of the shade. The soil-texture of the area should also be considered. It could be either damp or dry. You need to prepare the soil before planting. You can mix mulch with it to create a perfect soil texture.
Like the plants that grow in sunlight, the shade-tolerant ones also require regular watering. If you are planning a garden under the tall trees, remember, the trees would guzzle all the moisture leaving very little for the plants. Hence, it is wise to water them regularly or depending on the basis of the soil-texture.
A Few Shaded Plants
You need to understand the degree of shade of the site you have chosen. Choose your plants accordingly. It is always better to choose those that match the conditions of a proposed site, instead of changing the pre-existing conditions. Here are some that are known to thrive in a shaded garden.
Shade gardening is one of the many types of gardening techniques that is in vogue. Some of the plants that are preferred by gardeners for it are lily of the valley, bunch berry, shooting star, forget-me-not, and many more.