This is my first post on my new blog, Garden On Fourth Street. I was able to import most of my first garden blog, Gardening Outside The Lines, so all is not lost. If you're reading this, you've found me...yay! My last few posts have been focused on my full sun gardens in front of the house, because Spring is all about blooms. Today we're also going to visit my shade gardens under the oaks, around back. Caladiums have returned faithfully, as they do each year. Along with them, toad lilies, cordylines, hostas, gingers of all kinds, and hydrangeas.
You simply can't beat caladiums for color in the shade, and I love to mix a bunch together for large barrels.
Toad Lilies just beginning to bloom in this border...
Across the yard, this shade garden is planted with a variety of gingers, colocasias, and cordylines. The large plant to the right, Costus spicatus, Indianhead Ginger.
Indianhead Gingers flowers, with a variegated Ginger Lily in foreground.
One of my favorite Colocasias, 'Mojito'.
First of many Curcuma Ginger blooms...
A lacecap hydrangea that I've had a long time.
And a new one, unnamed, that I found on the clearance rack this year.
Now, back to full sun blooms! Just as the 'Lemon' daylilies begin to slow down, the orange 'Kwanso' and 'Ditch' daylilies join in the parade. Oranges are my favorite! Agapanthus and Gaura lindheimeri are still going strong.
Gerbera Daisy, in front of hydrangeas which are beginning to fade to mauve.
Zinnias are still standing, in spite of winds and driving rains a couple days ago...
First Mexican Tithonia bloom.
Hoping your gardens are filled with blooms! Until next time...