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Articles tagged with: shade

Lush planting for a shady garden nook

Lush planting for a shady garden nook


Every garden has shady areas. In most cases such areas can be turned into beautiful, cool and refreshing shade gardens, away from the summer heat, with a delightful mixture of textures, shades of green, and maybe a bench, piece of art, or water feature. There is also a range of flowering shrubs that tolerate shade, and it is generally best to select shrubs with white or light flower colours to brighten up dark areas.