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    Hi I'm looking for some bulbs or seeds to put in a new shaded wooded area, this spring, I would kind of like them to bloom this spring and summer. I need something tall and shorter to I guess because the area is kind of flat and then goes kind of down a little hill not to much just a little, So I need taller on the down hill part.If anyone has a trade or something please let me know I am going to update my seed trade list tonight so if any one sees anything let me know.I am a little worried about what to put there,

    Thank you Margie :-?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Is the area a moist shade or dry shade? There are many plants in each category and some that will do well in both conditions.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Moved to this topic for Margie......

    Well it is kind of in the middle if you know what I mean, it's not soggy or anything, Does that make sense? I put a pic. on the photo place it has a red chair on it, The short plants would have to go in front of the chair and I need taller ones for the back because it goes down hill a little,

    Thank you Margie
     
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    Margie,
    I have a semi shade garden too. I grow Justicia brandegeana (shrimp plant) along one side of the fence there, and they do well in this more protected, partially shaded area. We get high temps come the dog days, and you might too, being in Texas. The plant does quite well there, as long as I keep it moist and fertilized about once a month. It is a beautiful plant, although it gets leggy. I actually like that though, because I get plenty of fall cuttings. It would completely fill in behind the chair within a couple of years, if you started from say, an 8 inch potted plant. Here's link to it's care right here on Gardenstew: http://www.gardenstew.com/plantstew/182331

    I love it as a backdrop plant. It turns into small shrub, and the colors and shape of the 'flowers' (bracts) are so unusual and appealing to the eye.
     



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    hi toni, you wrote me a few years ago, about some shade plants i was looking for, i think it was the shrimp plant,brandegena, i no this is crazy but i didnt get any from you, but know im asking if you still have any, i would love to have some, i no crazy its been so long im sorry for that, just thought i would ask thank you margie
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Margie, I don't think you wrote me about that plant, I have never tried growing them. Sorry.
    That was Bodhi who was giving you information about that plant.
     
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    Oh im so sorry i thought it was you thank you margie
     

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