There is always that one spot in my yard that is lacking a pop of color. The shade garden. It seems to be missing vibrance and variety. When I go shopping, I tend to find many perennials that favor sun. I decided to make a big push to change it up this year and spend some time sprucing up those shady areas. With a little research, it is possible to add continuous color and contrast to any spot thanks to Monrovia!
The first important step to planning out your shade garden is considering what plants perform best in your climate. Try to add in both annuals and perennials. Annuals can be very unique and eye catching. Even though they only last a year, they can really fill in those gaps of space you may have.
With perennials, look to add plants with different heights, textures and bloom times. This way, you will have continuous color and interest all season long. Make sure after planting perennials you label that area. You don’t want to accidentally disturb that spot when the plant isn’t in bloom. Keep all of this in mind before you take your shovel out.