Shade Gardening

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Date: 11 September 2011
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $15 members, $20 non members
Location: Oakhurst Community Garden, Decatur, GA


Create a beautiful garden in light to dense shade! Mary Hines, Master Gardener, will cover these topics in this essential class: Meaning of “shade” and “part shade”; choosing the right plants for shady conditions, whether dry or moist; the perils of planting beneath trees; choosing plants for year-round interest; the benefits of using native plants; food plants for shade; choosing flowing shrubs and ground covers; the basics of good design; and improving the soil integrity of the shade garden with mulches and cultural practices.