I live in San Francisco and have a small garden with no direct sun most of the year. Any advice for creating a "shade garden"?

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I live in San Francisco and have a small garden with no direct sun most of the year. Any advice for creating a "shade garden"?

I live in San Francisco and have a small garden with no direct sun most of the year. Any advice for creating a "shade garden"?

Our house is set on a hillside and looks down on the small square garden space from the decks above it. So ideally the garden plans would look appealing "from above' as well as on ground level. The garden is surrounded by tall neighboring trees and buildings which blocks direct sunlight except for a couple of hours in the morning in the spring/early summer. Any advice on types of plants to consider would be extremely helpful. Thank you!

from Admin-1090 3 years 27 weeks ago
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Clivia. Evergreen all year and some have variagated leaves. Flowers bloom in Spring and the most common are orange and now yellow. They love the shade and only a little sun so your place sound ideal. Also Hydrangea do quite well.
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Evergreen are the answer to your question. Their elegance can't be beaten by other plants.

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