Struggling with shade in your home garden and being able to grow things you love in this cherished space? Often I read about how people struggle with shade and that they are discouraged because they can’t grow in these cool areas. Shade gardens are a great place to escape the heat on those hot summer days and can be a great location to work on garden chores when the hot sun is out. Shade is an area in your garden that receives less than 4 hours of direct sun according to an informative article titled ‘Shade — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ on the Proven Winner site. The team at Proven Winners as created a collection of ‘Shade’ living plants that will make this space in your garden your favorite location to grow. In today’s post I feature Garden Writer / Artist Beth Billstrom who participated in trialing a collection of Shade themed annuals from Proven Winners. Over the next few weeks I will be featuring a group of Plant Geeks who are excited to share about growing #ProvenWinners in this fun Networking Adventure 2016!
With the selection of shade loving annuals blogger Beth Billstrom makes the growing challenges sometimes presented by in this areas easy and colorful. When the plants arrived you could tell this Minnesota home gardener was excited to get playing in the soil with her Proven Winners.
In Beth’s Home Garden
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Beth Billstrom is the creator of More Than Oregano, an innovative website, blog and on-site photo gallery dedicated to inspiring small space gardeners. More Than Oregano takes a big look at small spaces using color-popping, textural photos shared alongside stories, tips and general garden experiences. It’s a grand way to work and live, although like anything, it has its bumps and bruises along the way. Beth tends to share both sides of the story….the good and the challenging, but always with the focus on inspiring other gardeners to keep growing.