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Help! What will grow under spruce and pine trees?

I would like to know what types of plants, if any, will grow under spruce trees? The two trees are on the north east side of my house. I am planning to make a sitting area under the trees and would love plants that would attract birds and butterflies...I appreciate any help you can give me.
Submitted by shirleywieseman

Hi, I hate to tell you this, but there's really nothing you can grow directly underneath pines and spruces. The best thing to do is use the pine needles as a carpet and if you want color, add containers packed with shade loving annuals.

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