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Solving Shade

Shade gets a bad rap, but shade gardens are actually exquisite repositories of an amazing variety of colors, textures, and foliage. We "solve" your shade problems with beautiful flowers, helpful plans, and stylish containers. Start with an old standby: hostas. We give you ideas to help you choose the best varieties for your outdoor spaces. Hosta is one example of a perennial that rewards in shade spaces from year to year; we have other selections that offer color from the warm rays of spring to the cooling daylight in fall. Some annuals love shade and are easy to care for; try a combination of several of our top picks. Surprisingly, some wildflowers flourish in sun-shy spaces; we have photos that will wow you and plants that will love your shade garden. In the heat of summer, shade can be quite welcome. To create your own cool retreat, explore our ideas for a secluded getaway. Is the front or back of your house in shade? Has that prevented you from including window boxes? Use this year to embrace shade-loving window boxes with plant-by-number creations that will brighten your home's facade.

The Best Perennials for Shade

Brighten up sheltered spots in your landscape with these easy-to-grow shade...

Container-Garden Recipes for Shade

Enjoy a beautiful container garden -- even in shade. Check out this collection...

Tough Perennials that Grow in Dry Shade

Those dry, shaded spots in your yard don't have to be barren. Rely on these...

Easy Recipes for Window Boxes in Shade

Don't let shade get you down. Create window boxes that beautify your landscape...

Top Shade-Loving Annuals

Transform shady spots in your backyard into a spring-to-fall shade flower show...

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

Add beautiful color to shady spots in your yard with these garden plans.

A Gardener's Guide to Hostas

There's an amazing number of hostas available in different sizes, shapes, and...

Wildflowers for Shade

Next spring, turn those shady, hard-to-plant areas of your yard back to nature...

Stunning Shade Garden Design Ideas

Enjoy a bold, beautiful color in the shady corners of your yard with our garde...

Top Shade Garden Plants

Discover beautiful and easy-to-grow plant varieties to add color and interest...

Create a Shady Retreat

Beat the heat this summer with a shady retreat. We'll show you a variety of...

Top Shade Perennials

Shade plants are perfect for those tough spots in your yard. Learn about the...

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