Suggestions needed for shade plants


Old 04-16-10, 06:47 AM
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Suggestions needed for shade plants

I'm in zone 5 and I'm looking for suggestions on what type of plants and ground cover that I could use in a shade garden. The big problem is that the shade is from a black walnut tree and it seems to kill everything that is put in. Something deer resistant would be a help too.
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Old 04-16-10, 02:23 PM
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Black walnut trees kill everything in sight, so you have the worst shade of all. It has to do with the resins in the tree, according to our Extension service. Luckily I had a 24" diameter one fall across my garden last year. Finally got someone to take it away for the wood (expensive wood, I might add). For ground cover have you tried a low growing ivy or junipers? Deer resistant would be 30-30 with 180 grain noslers, sorry got carried away.

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