Asked 2013n May 01, 2013
Planning a Shade Garden
The side yard of the north side of my house didn't have much visual interest, so I added a shade garden. Using my garden spade, I removed a strip of sod along the side of the house and then added red gravel. In the new space, I planted three boxwoods, and some lilyturf varegata, an evergreen perrenial. I think the small garden turned out pretty well, but I am trying to figure out if I should add something to it. What do you think? Any comments would be appreciated! Perhaps I should love some shade loving flowering annuals or perrenials? Or perhaps I should remove more sod and widen the garden?