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Topic: Shade gardening
Post By Ontario Gardening ID: 13310
Sun, Apr 13 at 08:29:48 EDT
Shade gardening
I live in Hamilton and need a bit of advice. The front of my house gets no sunlight in certain areas.  I recently had to dig out overgrown cedars and yews, and face the dilemma of what to plant now! I really like the idea of having green shrubs all year round. I also need to know where the best value can be had when it comes to buy the shrubs. Any help would be appreciated.?
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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:6
Mon, Apr 14 at 04:52:41 EDT
Re: Shade gardening
Can you post a picture of the area you mentioned? Is there anything there?


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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:13310
Mon, Apr 14 at 05:14:41 EDT
Re: Shade gardening
All you'd see is a bunch of dirt and some perennial groung cover. I tried planting some dwarf globe cedars with no success.

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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:6
Mon, Apr 14 at 05:36:50 EDT
Re: Shade gardening
Is the area really shady? what is the condition of the ground or the dirt?
What happened to the globe cedars?


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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:13310
Mon, Apr 14 at 05:43:07 EDT
Re: Shade gardening
Half of the cedars died off. Transplanted the rest in sunny spots and they're doing great. The dirt has been refreshed and is good.

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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:6
Mon, Apr 14 at 05:53:05 EDT
Re: Shade gardening
Have you considered try planting flowering dogwood (cornus florida)?

http://www.ontariogardening.com/Knowledgebase/speciedetail.jsp?id=1178

It is native to Ontario and it is a shady plant. You probably will have a better luck with it.



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