Shade Garden Mission
The Shade Garden is designed to showcase plants that thrive in a shady setting which is defined as an area that receives less than 4 hours of direct sun each day. The Shade Garden includes trees, several types of shrubs, perennials, such as Hosta, Astilbes, Ferns, Hellebores and bulbs. One of the goals of all of the Teaching Gardens is to develop and document have a plant map to identify the location and name, both botanical and common, of each plant in the garden. Plant choice considerations include various bloom times, colors, and textures to name a few.
Team Leader- Patricia O’Connor, Co Leader-Clare Sarros.
The plants in the updated garden include: Pansies, Hydrangeas, Hostas, Lily of the Valley, Chinese Peony, Astilbe, Hellebores, Carolina Jessamine, Crepe Myrtle, Solomon’s Seal, Iris, 7 different kinds of ferns, Buttonbush, Carex, Turtle heads, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Helleboros, Spanish Sword.