Shadow beds are always a little challenge for hobby gardeners. After all, which plants thrive in the shade? Make no mistake, because there are enough.The thimble thrives well in the shade -
In our garden we have a bed that does not get a single ray of sunshine during the long day. It is almost always in the shade. So we need plants that grow particularly well in the shade. When we bought the garden, my mother-in-law said that nothing would grow in this bed because it was much too dark. I have proven the opposite and conjured up a beautiful bed that grows together really well after three years.
There are many great plants that thrive wonderfully in the shade, although you shouldn't expect the blossoms here, as in other places in the garden. But it will still be a great bed. After all, there are enough plants that also look good in the shade.
These plants thrive in the shade
If you have a lot of shady and therefore dark corners in the garden, then it is best to spice them up with decorative elements such as garden decorations and bright seating furniture. So the shady cookies get that certain something. You can then fine-tune the whole thing with shade plants. Thrive in the shade e.g. these are great:
|lupine||May - July / August||60 - 100 cm||blue, purple, pink|
|Kerria||May - July||2 - 3 m||yellow|
|Zierquitte||March April||1 - 5 m||white, pink, orange, brick red|
|foxglove||June August||30-150 cm||red, yellow, white, pink|
|monkshood||June - September||50-150 cm||blue|
|Herbstaster||September - November||20-150 cm||white, pink, red, violet, blue, pastel tones|
|record sheet||June July||40-140 cm||creamy white, light pink|
|Astilbe||June - September||15-120 cm||white, pink, red, purple|
|Black cohosh||July - October||60 - 200 cm||White|
|Coral bells||May - July||40 - 70 cm||red, white, pink|
|Blue poppy seeds||June - September||70 cm||blue|
|Ruprechtskraut||May - October||50 cm||pink|
|Gedenkemein||May June||10 - 20 cm||blue|
|Hain flower||June - September||15 cm||blue White|
|Krötenlilie||August - October||50 - 80 cm||purple and white|
Here is an overview of all plants:
And there is a really pretty shadow bed. No way, nothing grows ... Just make sure that in the hot summer months you don't just water the areas of your garden that are exposed to direct sunlight. You must also water the shade plants under trees regularly. The leaf dress finally prevents enough rain from reaching the plants.