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Shady Container Gardening Plants: Fishnet Stockings Coleus  - magenta veining against a lime backdrop.

Shady Container Gardening Plants: Fishnet Stockings Coleus - magenta veining against a lime backdrop.

Careless Gardener: The top five plants for low maintenance gardens

Coleus come in countless colors. They prefer dappled sun but can tolerate a little more sun with frequent watering. They can be used as a border, a full bed or in containers. Pinching off the top growth periodically will encourage a fuller plant.

Coleus, Chocolate Mint. Ideal annual for shady parts of the yard. 1 pkt (25 seeds) $4.95

Our ‘Chocolate Mint' Coleus Seeds produce a simply stunning specimen of Painted Nettle with rich, almost good-enough-to-eat leaves that are decorated with a

Weed Identification Guide  Dayflower  Type: Annual grass relative  Size: To 30 inches tall and wide  Where it grows: Sunny or shady landscape areas  Appearance: Dark green leaves clasping a stem and brilliant blue flowers through summer.  Control: Mulch to prevent it or use a pre-emergence herbicide in spring; pull plants by hand or spot-treat with a nonselective post-emergence herbicide.

Weed Identification Guide

WEED: Dayflower Type: Annual grass relative Size: To 30 inches tall and wide Where it grows: Sunny or shady landscape areas Appearance: Dark green leaves clasping a stem and brilliant blue flowers through summer.

Perfection in a shady garden.

Perfection in a shady garden. But would that work for under a large horse chestnut?

Different varieties of Coleus plants - shady spot - water well 2x a week.  Great in containers - however - need more frequent watering in containers due to quick moisture loss.

Different varieties of Coleus plants - shady spot - water well a week. Great in containers - however - need more frequent watering in containers due to quick moisture loss.

Coleus "Sun Rose" learn to care for coleus plants https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/coleus-how-to-grow-care-tips

Coleus 'Florida Sun Rose' my all-time favourite Coleus. The color changes according to the amount of light it gets.

Laminum fausse ortie

Lamium (dead nettle) low, spreadying plant with silvery foliage & purple, pink, red or white blooms in early summer. In shade spreads happily, not invasively

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