Flowers That Thrive in the Shade

Love flowers but think your garden doesn't get enough sun? Here are a few flowers that grow happily despite lack of abundant direct sunlight.

By Reader's Digest Editors

Loading

Lily of the Valley

These tiny white flowers grow well in deep shade, emit an enchanting fragrance in late spring and early summer, and brighten up dark corners.

These tiny white flowers grow well in deep shade, emit an enchanting fragrance in late spring and early summer, and brighten up…

Alpine Forget-Me-Not

Add clouds of color to your garden with a patch of tiny azure-blue flowers. They thrive in dry shade, conditions that can be particularly difficult.

Add clouds of color to your garden with a patch of tiny azure-blue flowers. They thrive in dry shade, conditions that can be…

Jacob's Ladder

These bell-shaped, purple perennials adapt well to flower gardens and tolerate both shade and sun.

Solomon's Seal

Gracefully arching stems support clusters of tubular white flowers and long, bright green leaves. A perfect plant for a shady border.

Gracefully arching stems support clusters of tubular white flowers and long, bright green leaves. A perfect plant for a shady…

Anemone Blanda Blue

Also known as the winter windflower, Anemone Blanda Blue thrives in partial shade. Its purply-blue, daisy-like flowers will add a festive touch to your patch.

Also known as the winter windflower, Anemone Blanda Blue thrives in partial shade. Its purply-blue, daisy-like flowers will add a…

Lungwort

These are good groundcover plants for deep shade, with hairy, dark green leaves spotted with white. In early spring, clusters of funnel shaped flowers open pink and then turn blue.

These are good groundcover plants for deep shade, with hairy, dark green leaves spotted with white. In early spring, clusters of…

Viola

Viola is a huge genus of flowering plants including some 400 to 500 species. Leaves of these species are usually heart-shaped and scalloped-shaped, while the five-petaled flowers come in scores of colors.

Viola is a huge genus of flowering plants including some 400 to 500 species. Leaves of these species are usually heart-shaped and…

Cowslip Primrose

Who needs sunshine when you have a carpet of yellow or red flowers with crinkled bright-green foliage?

Source: www.rd.com

Sunset Vista Designs Sunset Vista Designs Garden Cast Iron Stepping Stone - Butterfly
Lawn & Patio (Sunset Vista Designs)
  • Distinctive butterfly design
  • Add an entire flock of butterflies to your yard
  • Or create a single focal point
  • 14.5 wide and 10.5 tall
  • Sunset Vista provides whimsical designs for any yard or garden

You might also like:

Flower Gardening Tips : How to Grow …
Flower Gardening Tips : How to Grow …
How to Design a Flower Bed
How to Design a Flower Bed
Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2011
Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2011

Me? Because it's true

Best example is, and i don't know what the camera is called , but a camera is placed in a flower garden and when played back, you can see the flower pedals opening and closing... (i know you've seen that) That's action... That's movement... It wasn't an accident. (my opinion) The whole world is full of examples like that... The earth is full of "systems" working together to form the ONE... design

The table name can be something other

Than a number. My friend used countries that her and her husband visited. We are doing legends in Rock and Roll. You could do flower names, or gems or anything that comes to mind. Some one in here did some beautiful work with Fleur de Lis... that design with garden flower names could look nice with the black and ivory colors

Park artists in international book  — Sherwood Park News
Jansen, a former fashion designer, is also featured in the volume. “It's fantastic to have ..

Butterflies - Making a butterfly garden
eBooks ()
Flower Bed Design
Flower Bed Design
Flower Garden Designs
Flower Garden Designs
RANGE KLEEN MFG., INC. Range Kleen 5061 Angela Anderson's Butterfly Garden Design Burner Kovers, Set of 4
Kitchen (RANGE KLEEN MFG., INC.)
  • Hand Wash only
  • Multicolored Metal
  • Angela Anderson
  • Features a Butterfly Garden design
  • Set of four covers
Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug Gleeful Garden Wooden Bead Set
Toy (Melissa & Doug)
  • Colors of spring decorate the flowers, butterflies
  • Wooden beads to design sunny, jewelry
  • Handy wooden storage tray
  • Beautiful jewelry, decorative items and gifts
  • Exceptional quality and value

Related posts:

  1. Designing your garden
  2. Designing Flower Garden
  3. Design your Garden App

  • Avatar Bronwyn C Do you know of any tropical gardening resources?
    Jan 06, 2009 by Bronwyn C | Posted in Garden & Landscape

    I am looking for information regarding the background and origins of the "tropical gardening" style for a garden design course that I am doing. There is a lot of information available regarding Zen Gardens, English Country Gardens, Cottage Gardens, etc but very little about the background and history of tropical gardens. Can anyone suggest any helpful resources that could assist me with finding answers? Thanks in advance!

    • The Tropical Garden by William Warren, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photographer), opens with an essay tracing the historical interest in tropical plants. Royal and religious, private and public tropical gardens are discusse …r /> Bromelias:
      on types of plants to use & what type of hardscape (permanent features)... like bamboo...you'll need :
      of Tropical Paradise Backyard Retreats:
      luck !!! Hope this is helpful.