Shady Combos for Year Round Interest
By Kerry Ann Mendez
Last week I wrote about combinations for year-round color in sunny locations. Now let's check out some dazzling shade choices to create a four-season work of art.
Combine one (or more) from each category for endless color and contrast.
3. Lenten Rose, especially those with variegated/mottled leaves
Colorful Bark, Stems, Structure and/or Berries
1. Kerria (bright green winter stems)
2. Kousa and Pagoda Dogwood (interesting structure, flowers and berries)
Conifers, Evergreens or Deciduous Shrubs
Estabrook's has all of the above, as well as more colorful specimens, to make your shade areas glow!
About the Author
KERRY ANN MENDEZ is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine. Her latest book is The Budget-Wise Gardener. You'll now find her at Estabrook's consulting on garden design, answering your gardening questions and much more. Plus, don't miss her Garden Webinar series!