[gardeners] Gardens and shade

Rosemary Carlson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 27 May 2000 21:00:23 -0400

Hi all. Well, I'm here again...for those of you that remember me! I haven't
participated any on gardens lists in quite some time - too much work, too
little time. A case of where life got in the way. Although my participation
will undoubtedly be limited, I'm getting involved in gardening again since I
moved 1.5 years ago. And I have a couple of questions for you. I now live in
the deep woods - the only gardening that I can really do is shade gardening.
I can't even grow tomato plants! Not enough sun. I've been pretty successful
"deer proofing" (so far). I have a feeding station for my 18 strong herd of
deer away from my house with a salt block, a feeding block, and shell corn I
buy for them every 2 weeks (they eat 100 lbs in 2 weeks!). Buying the corn
(I'm in a corn-growing region) is LOTS cheaper than replacing plants. So far
(after 1 year), they have totally left my rhodies, azalea, and mountain
laurel alone!

First, are there any good shade or woodlands garden listservs out there I
could subscribe to?

Second, talk to me about clematis that will grow in the shade. I know there
*are* varieties. (Is Dick Tripp still around??)

Hi to all my old friends here - Myra, Lucinda, Margaret, and many others too
numerous to name! Don't even MENTION plants slugs will eat :) :) :). Private

Rosemary in the mountains of eastern KY
zone 6a