Gardening in the Shade
plants and designs for urban tree canopies
Time and time again folks say they can't grow anything in the shade. They give up. It's rock mulch or hosta or an RV park.
You can and should have a lush shade meadow. There are so many native plants that will thrive in a variety of shade conditions -- really. And once you have this naturalistic garden you'll see more wildlife while your trees will be happier with shaded roots and soil being enriched. Shade gardens can be the most beautiful, instructive, and fun gardens around!
Join award-winning author, speaker, and garden designer
Benjamin Vogt on an empowering journey to
inspire and invigorate your natural landscape. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
The class is self paced and remains online at the sole discretion of the
author. You have unlimited access to the class as long at it remains
online. The class and all material is the sole copyright of Benjamin Vogt
(author) and can't be rebroadcast, transcribed, or shared in any way
without the prior written permission of the author.
Benjamin Vogt writes a weekly column for Houzz.com -- his nearly 200 articles explore the philosophical and practical sides of our gardens, from design strategies to wildlife value using native plants. He has spoken nationally to botanical gardens, environmental organizations, city parks staff, as well as local garden clubs and community groups. His writing and photography are featured in over 100 publications and books, including a guide on butterfly gardens from The Xerces Society and the anthology The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. Benjamin is the author of A NEW GARDEN ETHIC, has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, and is an award winning teacher of over 50 classes. He lives in Lincoln dreaming of restoring a prairie, opening a nursery, and hosting an artist residency program on 20-40 acres.
"I liked how he connected what we do in our gardens to the overall health of our ecosystem. He provided facts I hadn't heard before and I walked away from the presentation inspired to make changes."
"Wonderful! Combination of knowledge, wit, and alacrity of presentation.... So interested in his topic that he made me interested!"
"He did an outstanding job bridging practical gardening with the philosophy behind why we need native plants in our landscapes. He had great photos, statistics, and personal stories."