Suggestions for shade gardens with heavy clay soil
Hello! I'm a beginner gardener and looking to beautify my backyard and front yard. I live in Zone 5-7 and my backyard has a raised bed and gets maybe 1 hr of sun /day. Nothing, so far has flourished in the flower bed :( My front yard is heavy clay (w/the jar test) and gets maybe 2-4 hrs sun/day. Currently we have a peony bush and hostas that do quite well. I'd love to find a home for hydrangeas, but I'm really not picky. Can you suggest either flowering perennials or tall/full grasses/greenery to fill in my front yard and back yard gardens. Thank you!!
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Shade gardens are beautiful!
I've listed several links to help you get started.