Kamis, 11 Februari 2010

Gardening in the Shade



If you're lucky the chance to garden in the shade beneath the canopy of mature shade trees you can have many benefits, you will not find in the garden full sun. Shade trees moderate temperatures during the hot summer months and provide gardens with structure, privacy and year round interest. Shade gardens are generally easier to manage than the gardens of the sun, because it is less concerned with irrigation and fewer weeds to pull. Shade is important for the welfare of the people and plants alike. The number of plants that can grow in shade, is enormous, in fact, many plants would do well to at least some protection from the sun completely.

The first thing to do when planning a shade garden is the investigation of the field. Observe the space within a few days, you can see what kind of shade. In addition, the trees take to create the shadows and under what conditions are inside there are three types of shade, dappled, part shade and deep shade. Understanding of the peculiarities of the individual is important when selecting plants for your garden. While there are many benefits to gardening, at least in some shade, shadow conditions can be difficult. Only if you know what kind of deal with your shadow, you should begin selecting plants for your garden.

Penumbra is perhaps the easiest type of shade in the garden. Appears under deciduous trees, reaching drastic changes in the amount of sunlight to the ground all year, alternatively, a mosaic of shade and sun in summer and sun in winter, after the fall the leaves of trees. Many have shade tolerant plants such as Trillium, Epimedium, anemone and various bulbs with these conditions, the bloom will be adjusted in the spring, while it's still quite a bit 'light in the garden.

Part shade occurs as the sun moves across the sky. Creates situations, as in full sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Only the most hours of sun loving plants will survive in conditions of partial shade. E 'for these plants, the sun, but tolerates some shade perfectly. Afternoon shade in this situation is very advantageous for the plants, as they protect from the sun during the hottest hours of the day. If the opposite is true, in the shade in the morning and afternoon sun, some plants tend to look like the cool morning shade gives way to sun out during the hottest hours of the day.

Shadow occurs in evergreen or in confined spaces between tall buildings and can be a stimulating environment in the garden. The ground beneath evergreens is usually poor because of the lack of an annual fall of leaves that provide the levels of organic litter in hardwood forests. Plants for shade gardens should be selected not only love the shade shade tolerant. When choosing your plants, remember that there is a big difference between the plants that can survive in shade, and thrive in it. Summer Sweet (clethera), for example, thrives in the shade and grows, while the full and lush rhododendron, by the end you were standing in the shadow of lean, but also in partial shade.

When planting in the shade under the canopy of evergreens in the garden with compost will improve soil nutrients and the ability to retain water. Before you start planting, check to see if there are branches that are pruned to allow dappled sunlight could in the garden. Although there are many beautiful shade-loving plants are available, you may need to selectively prune surrounding trees, so that at least the sun into the room.

Many plants thrive in the shade as hosta, have developed large leaves and interesting foliage to capture as a way for the plant, as the sunlight as possible. In summer the leaves shade the plant will be the center of the garden. Variegated foliage adds splashes of brightness and the illusion of light among the sea of green. Use different shades of green throughout the garden. Bright yellow-green light in a shady place and Deeper Blue green create a feeling of depth, so that a space feel larger than it is. Remember, colors look different in shade. A sunny colors may seem faded, in whose shadow you are vibrant and intense. Try the garden by combining interesting model, color, texture and shape.

While there are some annuals and grasses that do well in conditions of shade, the plants are a number of shrubs, perennials, bulbs and ferns that have virtually limitless possibilities. From spring flowering bulbs and displays complex of foliage during the summer to early winter and evergreen shrubs, garden year offer shade all year round in the garden of delights and a lot more options and opportunities than any other type of garden

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