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#1 of 2 Old 03-23-2002, 12:51 AM - Thread Starter
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this is my first year gardening and I have a crawling/cruising baby to boot! here is my deal : we live in a high altitude climate that has a rather short growing season, and our yard has lots of ponderosa pines, so although I have space for a garden , it is rather shady, with dappled sunlight in some places. I have spotted about three very small patches that do get some sun throughout the day, but what do i plant everywhere else?? I think a lawn is boring, and since we live in the high desert, I also consider too much lawn a waste of water. also, I think my son would be much more interested in plants than in grass!! I have a wonderful vision of litle pathways meandering through flower and vegetable beds throughout the garden, but I need help!! can any of you think of some good, nontoxic shade plants that I can try out ???
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The climate here is completely different from what you have, but I'll list some plants that I have that are thriving in the shade. I have no idea about their toxicity. (I think I've heard that Lily of the Valley is toxic.)

Dwarf Goatsbeard
Virginia Bluebells
Jack in the Pulpit
Lily of the Valley
Black & Blue Cohosh
Bleeding Heart
Purple Palace Coral Bells
Japanese Painted Fern
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