Everyone has that shady spot that they want to get to looking good, but sometimes it is hard to figure out just exactly what to plant in these locations. It could be a spot on the north side of a wall, an area under a tree, or a space that is just to the edge of a wooded canopy. Regardless all of these would fall into the shade loving plants category. So, let’s take a look at 12 different popular options – that work for Zones 4-8.
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies!
I noticed that there seem to be a lot of articles out there to educate people on which plants are resistant to deer, but not so much on telling which plants to avoid. (As in, the deer will eat these to the ground). So, I decided that it is time to put the warning out there. Now, obviously deer will eat a great deal of different plants, and how picky they are changes with how many options that they have – i.e, during the winter they could eat just about anything. But if you want to know which plants are certain to cause the neighbors to believe that you have gone completely mad (something that is sure to happen when you run outside flapping your arms, screaming like a maniac,) then continue to read.
When I started out planning the landscape of my home, I searched everywhere to find suggestions for what would thrive in clay soil. What I found most often were a selection of plants that just didn’t fit in with the neat, maintained look that I wanted. So, I thought that I would share with everyone what I have found to be the easiest (and most likely to survive) plants, and they go together well. So, here are 12 easy to grow plants for clay soil.