Shade Gardening

Workshop Teaches Gardening In The Shade

Released September 07, 2016 02:23 PM

Big, beautiful trees are a great feature for the home landscape, but they can also present challenges to the home gardener; especially if you planned your gardens and landscapes when those trees were not so mature. Suddenly there is a lot more shade in your yard. Your lawn may have bare patches and your shrubs may not seem as strong and vibrant as they were just a few years ago. It’s enough to make you pull out your sod and shake your Barberry in frustration.

Gardening in the shade does not have to be such a challenge, and we can show you how during a free workshop on Wednesday, September 28. The program, Gardening In The Shade, will run from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at the Alpharetta Department of Public Works, located at 1790 Hembree Road.

This class will explain the different types of shade (partial, full and dry) and how to successfully work with each. Master gardeners will then discuss the various types of trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers you should consider.

To register: Please call (678) 297-6200 by September 26. For more information about this event, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6200 or

This program is brought to you by the City of Alpharetta, Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, and your North Fulton Master Gardeners.