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We're so happy to be sharing some of photos of writer Marjorie Harris' shade garden, in Toronto. Harris is the author of Thirfty Gardening From the Ground Up (House of Anansi), which came out in March 2012. This story was featured in our March 2012 issue as "Shade Tolerant" and our online slide show has additional photos of this beautiful garden. Click through to read about how she transformed her garden, as well as a detailed list of the plants used in her garden.
Her garden has a layered, well-edited selection of plants appropriate for the Toronto climate and for her specific shade conditions. Bright chartreuse foliage of hosta and hakonechloa and variegated leaves of Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ brighten the space and set off the darker burgundy foliage of the Japanese maple.