This week in our shade garden, the white Astilbe is just stunning. This Astilbe is in its fifth season.
Wow, don't you just love this plant? The feathery blooms bring great color and texture to this garden.
Other shade loving plants surround the Astilbe in the garden. You can see several varieties of hosta, winter hardy ferns and autumn ferns
This shade-loving garden has been a work in progress over six years. I just kept expanding it until finally I decided to surround it with garden stones to keep its size in check.
Spiderwort was added to the garden last fall and I'm happy that it is blooming. It is known for its long bloom period. Each bloom only lasts one day but each plant produces many blooms. I read that it is invasive but who could refuse a free plant from a friend.
Hardy ferns were added each year except this year. This garden is usually my last one to work in each spring because new hardy ferns pop up and I don't want to destroy them.
Hince, I'm still working in here to get rid of some unwanted guests.
The Autumn Ferns were the first ferns added to our shade garden. They are so beautiful throughout the growing season. They emerge as coppery red in the spring then turn to a bright, glossy, kelly green in summer.
I hope you can image how gorgeous they are when the wind is lightly blowing and their fronds (leaves) are moving. Awwwe!
Here is a short video of my Autumn Ferns. Hope it plays. Let me know!
One new Astilbe was added to the shade garden this spring. It is the Country & Western Astilbe with salmon pink blooms. Next year, it should be much larger.
Heucheras (Cora Bells) are also planted in the shade garden. The one below was planted about five years ago.
A new Heuchera was added this year named Marvelous Marble.
I recently found a video channel that is fabulous. The channel is Garden Answer. Here is the link. She has great videos on gardening. You can also find her on Instagram under Garden Answer.
That's it for our Shade Garden, thanks for stopping by - Judy.
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