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Q.Suggestions for shade gardens with heavy clay soil

Zone Downers Grove, IL 60516 | mjcwriter added on May 26, 2017 | Answered

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!!

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