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Pine Tree Conundrum

We have a pine tree that has killed off the lawn underneath. I have tried every seed known to man with no good results. I have decided that nature has won and I should go another route. I want to do a garden under the shade side of the tree. What plants would do well there? (shade & high acidity)
Submitted by memamathree


Thanks for writing. Some plants that tend to do well in the shady, dry conditions under large pines include:


Corydalis lutea:


Geranium macrorrhizum:


Convallaria majalis:



---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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