Shade Loving Annuals : Proven Winners with Beth Billstrom

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!

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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 

Image link from Instagram: Instagram Share by Beth Billstrom

[alert-success]”I love the bright colors these new Proven Winners annuals bring to my front porch! They are easy-care and delightful to grow. I’m looking forward to watching them bloom all the way into fall.”  Shares Beth ofMore Than Oregano, [/alert-success]


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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.

[alert-announce]In the weeks to come I will be sharing a featured social media blogger and her Proven Winner themed garden on my website so please be sure to check back at on #plantgeek hastag for more updates.  Let me know what you think of growing in the shade by commenting below.  I’d love to connect with you so please be sure to share your questions and or suggestions by commenting on this blog post or connecting on my Contact Page.

Happy Gardening Plant Geek Friends,



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