As your landscape plan develops and the woody plants grow, you will have to adjust your gardening below and around them. Every plant has different sun and shade needs. Some thrive in a wide range of light conditions; others perish in the wrong exposure. Some survive in shade but need sun to bloom and bear fruit.
Take maximum advantage of the conditions at any given time. Put shade-loving plants—like hostas and woodland wildflowers (see page 323)—in the darkest spots. Place adaptable plants—daylilies, for example—in partial-shade areas. Save the bright spots for vegetables and sun-loving flowers. If need be, plant sun lovers in containers and move them around.
SUN AND SHADE
Was this article helpful?
How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.