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Old 03-04-2003, 03:08 AM
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Hello! I'm new to the group but new to gardening, too. I live in NE
Kansas and the front of my house is super shady - a little sun in the
morning and evening but otherwise shadowed by the house. I'm planning on
putting a little edging and some decorative gravel in the spot, but would
like to put some blooming flowers in pots in the area too. A Google
search wasn't very helpful - what sorts of flowers grow in the shade?
I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.
Thanks for any help you can give!

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Old 03-04-2003, 03:20 AM
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Hello! I'm new to the group but new to gardening, too. I live in NE
Kansas and the front of my house is super shady - a little sun in the
morning and evening but otherwise shadowed by the house. I'm planning on
putting a little edging and some decorative gravel in the spot, but would
like to put some blooming flowers in pots in the area too. A Google
search wasn't very helpful - what sorts of flowers grow in the shade?
I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.
Thanks for any help you can give!

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Stacia * * http://world.std.com/~stacia/
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death
your right to say it." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall


Dicentra (bleeding heart) which comes in at least two different colors is
quite attractive and thrives in shade. Astilbe is good. Lilly of the Valley
is nice in front of others because it is usually very short. Most sorts of
hosta are great in shade and some of the newer cultivars have great flowers
along with pretty foliage. You might also consider some ferns -- I like
Japanese painted fern in among the others.
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Old 03-04-2003, 04:56 AM
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I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.


See:
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopE...s/annushad.htm
sed5555
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Old 03-04-2003, 04:56 AM
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Hello! I'm new to the group but new to gardening, too. I live in NE
Kansas and the front of my house is super shady - a little sun in the
morning and evening but otherwise shadowed by the house. I'm planning on
putting a little edging and some decorative gravel in the spot, but would
like to put some blooming flowers in pots in the area too. A Google
search wasn't very helpful - what sorts of flowers grow in the shade?
I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.
Thanks for any help you can give!


Stacia -- There is an e-mail list dedicated to gardening in the shade and
you may find some good information there. For information on the list visit
http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?...OM.STJOHNS.EDU
.. You can also sign up for the listserv at that location.

James




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Old 03-04-2003, 12:44 PM
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Stacia said:

Hello! I'm new to the group but new to gardening, too. I live in NE
Kansas and the front of my house is super shady - a little sun in the
morning and evening but otherwise shadowed by the house. I'm planning on
putting a little edging and some decorative gravel in the spot, but would
like to put some blooming flowers in pots in the area too. A Google
search wasn't very helpful - what sorts of flowers grow in the shade?
I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.


Tuberous begonias and Impatiens do well for me in pots on my north-facing
stoop, or on my shady patio. Either can add spectacular color. (Both will need
regular watering in very hot weather.)
--
Pat in Plymouth MI

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(attributed to Don Marti)

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Old 03-04-2003, 12:56 PM
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You could use any fern; maiden hair, rabbits foot, silver table or pteris,
asparagus. I would plant it around the edge of the pot with maybe some
caladiums in the center. You can also use impatiens, torenia (upright clown
mix or trailing blue), bacopa (snowstorm), new guinea impatiens, tuberous
begonias, hypoestes (splash), fuschia, columbine, hosta, sweet potato vine
(marguerite or blackie), bergenia, ajuga, creeping jenny, variegated vinca
vine (Wojo's Gem), coleus, etc. I've probably forgotten a few, but this
should get you started. You can go to google or yahoo and do a search on
these to possibly see pictures.

Good luck.

Penny
Zone 7b - North Carolina
"Stacia" wrote in message
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Hello! I'm new to the group but new to gardening, too. I live in NE
Kansas and the front of my house is super shady - a little sun in the
morning and evening but otherwise shadowed by the house. I'm planning on
putting a little edging and some decorative gravel in the spot, but would
like to put some blooming flowers in pots in the area too. A Google
search wasn't very helpful - what sorts of flowers grow in the shade?
I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.
Thanks for any help you can give!

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Old 03-04-2003, 01:20 PM
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Corydalis, Hellebores, Forget-me-nots, perennial begonia, Lilies of the
valley, Iris reticulata bulbs, Epimedium's, Trout lilies, ...........and
Coleus like the sun, not the shade....there are blooming bushes that like
the shade.........Viburnum tomentosa doublefile, Hydrangea's, Dogwoods
madgardener up on the ridge, back in fairy holler, overlooking English
Mountain in Eastern Tennessee zone 6b Sunset zone 36

"Stacia" wrote in message
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Hello! I'm new to the group but new to gardening, too. I live in NE
Kansas and the front of my house is super shady - a little sun in the
morning and evening but otherwise shadowed by the house. I'm planning on
putting a little edging and some decorative gravel in the spot, but would
like to put some blooming flowers in pots in the area too. A Google
search wasn't very helpful - what sorts of flowers grow in the shade?
I don't care much about color, just something I could put in some nice
pots and sit out in the bed.
Thanks for any help you can give!

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Stacia * * http://world.std.com/~stacia/
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death
your right to say it." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall




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Old 04-04-2003, 01:44 PM
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Are there any flowering vines that will climb a metal trellis in shade?

Marilyn in Ohio


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Old 04-04-2003, 08:08 PM
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(Allview) wrote:

Are there any flowering vines that will climb a metal trellis in shade?

Marilyn in Ohio


You should put your usda Zone under your signature to remind folks not to
suggest stuff like say Glory Bower.

I think for your zone you could do well with akebia vines. I have them in
both shade & in sun; they do well both locations but the ones in the shade
look fluffier & greener. Here's some akebia bloom photos from mine:
http://www.paghat.com/akebia.html

Japanese hydrangea vine should do well in your area too:
http://www.paghat.com/moonlightvine.html
Though mine's the "Moonlight" cultivar, there are several others. It's not
a true hydrangea but has huge flat white blooms like hydrangeas. It will
take a few years to establish & grow enough to bloom, but the leaves are
gorgeous in & of themselves in the meantime, & it grows quite a lot faster
than the usual deciduous climbing hydrangea, which I also have if you want
to compa
http://www.paghat.com/climbinghydrangea.html

Virginia Creeper, or Bittersweet (Celestris), may also do well for your purpose.

-paghat the ratgirl

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"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
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Old 05-04-2003, 02:32 PM
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Thanks, Paghat. Beautiful pictures. I planted a climbing hydrangea 2 years ago
but it is quite small. I have to move it because it climbs by clinging with
little hairs and won't climb on metal trellis. The Akebia is beautiful. I
will try to find one.

I didn't put in my zone because it is right on the edge of 5 and 6. If you
look on a map there is a little finger of 6 going into central Ohio. What
should I call it? 5/6?

Marilyn in Ohio
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Old 21-04-2003, 05:08 AM
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Carolina Jasmine will do well .I got my first ones at Lowes years ago it
does well in sun or shade. Best wishes Tom C.




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