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Dry-shade gardening might sound like a challenging proposition, but there’s an outstanding array of choices available to water-wise gardeners looking to add perennial color and textural diversity to shadier spots […] The post Drought-Tolerant Shade Perennials for Northern California appeared first on FineGardening.
In my mind, shade gardening offers the most rewarding inventory of plants to choose from. But that doesn’t mean these plants don’t come with their own set of challenges—which may or may not stem from the conditions they are built for. The following offer some things to keep in mind as you battle shady conditions while enjoying all that these adventurous plants have to offer. See some new shade plants that are winter-hardy.
Two of the ways gardens often come together are by trial and error and by chance. If you ask Barbara Weissman about the garden she and her husband, Fred, have created on Bainbridge Island, Washington, you will hear things like “That happened by accident,” or that a certain plant “just spread over there.” Many plants have been moved from spots where they weren’t working to places where they have potential to shine.