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#1 of 6 Old 06-23-2010, 12:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! I sooo do not have a green thumb, so I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me out. I have an area in my small backyard that is deeply shaded by our screened-in porch and large trees. It's right under the overhang from the porch roof, so tends to get a lot of water from run-off (no gutters) when it rains. Also, I live in Ohio, so occasionally we do get droughts. I'd prefer something perennial. What kind of plants would be good in this area?

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We have some columbines and ferns that do well in that shade. Half of our yard is like that, so I've been looking, too.

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astilbe? hostas? ferns?

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time to go native, momma!

http://ourohio.org/index.php?page=going-native-3

You can do lots of nice wet plants...you could try a wet meadow wildflower mix...jack in the pulpits, trilliums, swamp dogwoods...
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time to go native, momma!

http://ourohio.org/index.php?page=going-native-3

You can do lots of nice wet plants...you could try a wet meadow wildflower mix...jack in the pulpits, trilliums, swamp dogwoods...

THANK YOU! This is right up my alley! I've even found a local plants nursery with tons of good info on it.

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Awesome! Our yard is also wet/ very shady, so I'm glad for the info.

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