Tag: shade

Shade Trees Are Adapting To Urbanism

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UNITED STATES—Modern urban home gardens are shadier and more confined than older suburban home gardens originally were. Modern homes are both taller and closer...

Shade Can Be An Asset

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UNITED STATES—Just about every home garden has some sort of shade. Even if there are no substantial trees or shrubbery, there are northern walls...

Tropism Gives Plants Some Direction

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UNITED STATES—When a seed germinates, the roots know that they want to go down, and the new stem knows that it wants to go...

How Shade Is Made

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UNITED STATES—Many of our trees live at our homes longer than we do. Some of our trees were there before we got there. Some...

Shade Is Not For Everyone

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UNITED STATES—There is no way around it. Just about every garden has some degree of shade. Even low profile single story houses without eaves...

Plants Are Particular About Exposure

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UNITED STATES—One of the most important differences between plants and animals is that animals are 'animated', and plants are not. Aquatic plants might float...

Rain On The Shade Parade

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UNITED STATES—Modern urban lifestyles are becoming less conducive to gardening all the time. Bigger and taller homes cast larger shadows over smaller garden spaces....

Variegated Foliage Brightens Shady Spots

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UNITED STATES—Up at high elevations and out in deserts, where sunlight is most intense, plants can actually get more exposure than they need. The...
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