Sun and Shade Areas

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.

*Annuals:  The  sun-tolerant new guinea impatiens and coleus varieties; wax begonia; ageratum; dusty miller