“Shade” is not easily boxed into neat categories of ‘full’ and ‘part’ – there are actually five different types of shade. Understanding them will allow you to plant based on what your plants need, rather than what you (and the nurseries) want them to need. There’s so much more to shade gardening than hosta and impatiens, and Marianne will guide you through some of the best plants out there. Soon you’ll be embracing your shady gardens for the lush, cooling spaces they can be.
About Marianne Willburn
Marianne Willburn is a gardening author, international speaker and columnist at The American Gardener, GardenRant and SmallTownGardener. She is the author of Tropical Plants and How to Love Them (2021) and Big Dreams, Small Garden (2017), and has spent much of her gardening life in small city and suburban gardens in places as diverse as California, England and the Mid-Atlantic. A regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and other digital and print magazines, Marianne has been a newspaper columnist for over a decade and is the recipient of several Gold and Silver Media Awards from Garden Communicators International (formerly GWA). Her most recent book Tropical Plants and How To Love Them was shortlisted in 2021 for The Peter Seabrook Practical Book of The Year. She is a graduate of University College London.