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Create a shadow garden - that's how it's done

Create a shadow garden - that's how it's done

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Most believe that nothing grows in shady garden areas. Wrong thought! Convince yourself and create a shadow garden.

Many plants also feel comfortable in the shade

Unfortunately, not all parts of the garden within a system are exposed to direct sunlight, but are sometimes also located in northern or artificially created shadow areas. If you also want to make this garden area attractive, it is best to create a so-called shadow garden there.

Plants for the shade garden

In principle, you can create a shadow garden just like a sun garden, including free-standing shrubs and potted plants for the shady balcony or terrace area.

Climbing plants:

Climbing plants suitable for the shade area (e.g. ivy) are of course also suitable for greening north walls. If you offer appropriate climbing aids, the plants can easily snake up even on gazebos.

Flowering herbaceous beds:

You can also create flowering herbaceous beds in the shade. By combining with evergreen plants, such as Fern family, a fairly harmonious picture can be achieved with all flowering plant species.


Please note that the flowering phases of the individual perennials alternate, so that the shadow beds also have a blooming splendor throughout the season.


In addition, you can also grow some useful plants in the shade, such as Parsley, lovage, wild garlic, etc.


For the shade garden, specialist shade lawns are now even available in specialist shops (tips for sowing and care for shade lawns), which you can use to effectively green large areas.

Plants for the shade garden:
hydrangeasfirethornforget Me NotWild strawberries
fuchsiasDaturaBluebellscrying heart
lungwortDick maleslovagedifferent primroses
honestyClematiswild garlicsome types of lily
JapanseggeKakibaumfoxglovedifferent bluebells
camelliasbeautiful fruitboxwoodangel's trumpets
LeberblüchenWitch Hazellily of the valleybelladonna
Trollblumencomfreycherry laurelsome types of violets and also the cyclamen
BegoniassnowdropKrokuseindividual columbine varieties
Horny Goat WeedhelleboreshostasBusy Lizzie
woodruffastrantiaKrötenliliedifferent types of mallow and anemone
Geiss BartcinquefoilSeptember Krautsilver candle

What else belongs in a shadow garden?

Garden accessories:

You can enrich shadow gardens again with effective garden accessories. Especially decorative items that quickly fade in color in the sun can easily find a suitable place in the shade garden.


Especially on particularly hot days, the shade is very popular and needs to be used. Therefore, it is always advisable to offer comfortable seating in the shade.

Care instructions for the shade garden

To water:

In the free-standing shade garden, more moisture is usually created in the soil during longer rainy periods, which plays a major role in irrigating the shade plants. For this reason, most plants really only need to be watered when it is dry. Then regularly!

However, if a shadow garden arises due to house overhangs or under large, densely leafy tree tops, the soil usually dries up extremely and then has to be watered more often. In these cases, moisture can also be compensated by spreading bark mulch.

Loosen the soil:

Furthermore, the soil surface often hardens due to the changeable moisture in the soil, in some cases even mossy. Therefore, you should loosen the soil several times with a small rake during the gardening season.