Tag: shade

Shade Can Be An Asset

UNITED STATES—Just about every home garden has some sort of shade. Even if there are no substantial trees or shrubbery, there are northern walls...

Tropism Gives Plants Some Direction

UNITED STATES—When a seed germinates, the roots know that they want to go down, and the new stem knows that it wants to go...

How Shade Is Made

UNITED STATES—Many of our trees live at our homes longer than we do. Some of our trees were there before we got there. Some...

Shade Is Not For Everyone

UNITED STATES—There is no way around it. Just about every garden has some degree of shade. Even low profile single story houses without eaves...

Plants Are Particular About Exposure

UNITED STATES—One of the most important differences between plants and animals is that animals are 'animated', and plants are not. Aquatic plants might float...

Rain On The Shade Parade

UNITED STATES—Modern urban lifestyles are becoming less conducive to gardening all the time. Bigger and taller homes cast larger shadows over smaller garden spaces....

Variegated Foliage Brightens Shady Spots

UNITED STATES—Up at high elevations and out in deserts, where sunlight is most intense, plants can actually get more exposure than they need. The...

Shade Is Not Always Cool

UNITED STATES—Tall Victorian houses make long shadows. Lower ranch houses make shade with broad eaves. Awkwardly big modern homes shade more of their disproportionately...

Good Neighbors Make Good Fences

Good old fashioned suburbia will never bee the same. Bigger modern homes on smaller modern parcels leave little space for gardening and trees. What...
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