shade garden with urn and hostas, taken in Lansing NY on the 2013 Open Days Garden Tour
Image by Sandy Repp
Shade garden at Sue and Jan Suwinski's
Astilbes thrive in moist, humus-rich soil in dappled sunlight. Colors hold best on flowers grown in part shade.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist. Plants will tolerate sunny sites given ample moisture.
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.8
Growing tip: Grow in shady borders, along shady paths or on the edge of a pond.


Shade Gardening

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The hotter our summers get, who wants to plant in the sun? Let Master Gardener Mary Lu Wells teach you which plants thrive in the shade (along with the gardener). Alfred Box of Books Library is sponsoring this event so it is free to the public! Give them a big "Thank You!"


Free to Public - Sponsored by the Alfred Box of Books Library


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18


Alfred Box of Books
1 West University Street
Alfred, New York 14802