How to achieve this look in part shade?

daysquid(7a Annapolis, MD)July 28, 2012

I'm new to this board so foregive me if I blunder. I posed this question on the Design forum but it was I suggested that I post it here. I purchased some emerald and gold euonymus and was hoping to achieve this look. I realize that this a sun garden but any ideas how to acheive this look with only 3-4 of late afternoon sun? I get sun through mature trees from about 2-5, 2-6. Thanks for any assistance on this. I love this picture.

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beigestonehill(z 6 /7VA)

Roses should do fine in part shade keep an eye on them for blackspot. I have a clump of mini bearded iris in part shade which is the vertical blue green foliage up front. you could try a carex,daylily or acorus for the clump you see in the picture on the left,all happy in part shade. The purple is either a salvia or the flower of lirope maybe veronica, I have salvias and lirope in part shade doing just fine. The pink is probably dianthus? maybe ice plant not sure from the picture, I grow annual dianthus in part shade it does great. Here in the mid atlantic I feel many plants appreciate a bit od shade hope this helps. Lynn

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 8:55AM
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Try a low growing native geranium for that splash of pink in the left front corner. We have the variegated euonymus in our back yard which gets even less shade than you have; it's growing slowly. You might like to look at pulmonaria officialis for an unusual leaf and pink/lavender flower.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 1:12PM
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daysquid(7a Annapolis, MD)

These are great comments. Thank you both. Lots to think about it...

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 9:22PM
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