Types of shade in overview:
So what can I plant in my shady spot?
Well, there are actually quite a few plants that will thrive in shade. In deep shade Ivy is a handy evergreen ground cover but admittedly not the most visually appealing one in most cases. Hellebores are one plant that give interest to a shady spot and are a wonderful plant for the Winter garden too developing large clusters of flowers in late Winter or early Spring. My specimens in the garden have actually bloomed from last December to late September this year and are now popping up again in November…that’s almost a full year of flowering!