Do you have one of “those” areas? Spots that are too hot and bright for most shade-loving plants, but without enough hours of direct sun for top foliage and flower color? Try some of these solutions for those challenging sites:
*Trees and Shrubs: yellow, white or variegated foliage plants including conifers; green or variegated japanese holly; sun-tolerant shade plants like kerria, yew, pieris,and oak-leaf hydrangea; shade-tolerant but sun-loving shrubs like hebe, distyilum, holly, viburnums, and boxwood.
*Perennials: highly adaptable sun-or-shade loving daylilly, lady’s mantle, and anemone; sun-tolerant shade plants such as coral bells, fuchsias, and bergenia; also most spring-flowering bulbs.