9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

Why shade gardening?

Shade garden plant combination

Often times those shady spots in your garden are neglected, unnoticed, or even cause anger by homeowners, looking to plant their favorite flowers that just won’t grow without plenty of sunshine. But there’s no reason to cut down your beautiful maple tree, or completely pave in that section of your yard that’s shaded by your house the entire day. Veteran garden editor and designer Luke Miller says that he sometimes prefers shade gardening to sunny spaces. “Shade gardening is overlooked by many homeowners, sometimes even by avid gardeners. Let’s face it, there are many more opportunities for colorful flowers in a sun-loving garden. But here’s the rub: shade gardens can be quite attractive themselves. And they almost always take less maintenance, watering and fertilizing than sunny gardens. Most people would say that’s a good thing.”

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