The next area is a 'shade area' which is appropriate because we receive a lot of questions on our web site about plants ideal for shade. Chris, too, receives a lot of
questions about what to do with shade. This garden was planted in 1 day about 9 years ago. They went for as much color as was possible and there are a lot of things that can
grow in shade that are wonderful, interesting plants. There is much more than just texture and green. For example, the Helleborus which will start blooming in February and
they have Tricyrtis that blooms up until frost. And they have many plants that bloom in between, plants like Toad Lilies that bloom in late fall.
It's Fall, which often means clean up time in our yards and gardens. And that can often increase our exposure to poison ivy and poison oak. How do we best identify these culprits? Here is an informative article about identifying and reducing the exposure and misery from poison ivy and poison oak.
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