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How many hours of sunlight per day is considered shade?
Full Shade = less than 3 hours of sun/day
New Variety Showcase:
Color in the Shade Garden
Do you live in a mature neighborhood with a lot of great shade trees?
Or do you live in an apartment or home where most of your garden space faces north?
Or does that big high-rise next door block a lot of the sun from reaching your balcony?
No problem! There are many garden plants that can not only survive, but thrive in the shade. This is by no means a complete list but a short list to get you started in the right direction if you wish to put more color in your shade garden.
And here are a few tips:
Let’s Go Garden!
Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for home gardeners. NGB publishes and sponsors “Year Of The” fact sheets annually featuring flowers and vegetables, including new introductions, which are especially suited to home gardens.