Yard under pine tree
Hanging over a corner of my yard is a neighbor's HUGE pine tree. Needles drop constantly and, no matter how much I rake them out, they're back within a couple of weeks. The tree also shades that corner most of the time, and because it's on a downslope it is also either damp or wet a majority of the time. It's too big a tree to expect him to take it down, and even the branches are too high to get to. Is there anything that will grow under this tree?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

This sounds like an ideal place for Azaleas. It's moist, it's shaded, and pine needles acidify soil, so this spot seems to have a lot going for it for azaleas. Most shade perennials should do well there too. Hostas, astilbe, heuchera, columbine, bleeding heart....all these will probably thrive there. Tear out any lawn, till in peat, plant the shade lovers, and you should have nice shade garden.

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Community Answers (2)

I have volunteer hollyhock growing under my pine trees.
Submitted by schroederbecky