Hidden Shade Garden


A tall locust tree casts dappled shade over two Adirondack chairs tucked into a cozy hideaway of tall white hydrangeas, bookended on either side by lovely purple salvia.

The Planting Plan PDF shows the garden bed layout with specific plant names, quantities, placement, and dimensions.

Environmental Requirements
Size  10’x10′, ~66 sf
USDA Zones  4-9
Light  Full Sun–Partial Shade
Soil Type  Humus; Well-Drained
pH  Acidic

SKU: 01A-022 Category:


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Honeylocust Tree
Buy: 1
Little Lime
Panicle Hydrangea
Buy: 3
May Night
Buy: 6

This Kit Includes

  • Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Shademaster’ (Shademaster honey locust) This tall, lacy shade tree provides lovely, dappled light. Thornless and moisture and pH adaptable, this plant is fairly user friendly, often used as a street tree. Native to North America, it is ecologically beneficial; host to the silver-spotted skipper (Hesperia tityrus), pollen provider to bees and other insects, and the birds enjoy its seeds.
  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane Little Lime’ (Jane Little Lime panicle hydrangea) Like all panicle hydrangeas, Jane Little Lime is easy to grow, producing flowers on old and new shoots. Neat and clean in spring, this medium shrub emerges with green leaves and forms green flowers that fade into cream midsummer, and mature into deep pink or maroon by later summer or fall. This flower looks great paired with dark foliage or anything with a hint of rose.
  • Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night wood sage) Another mint family favorite, this aromatic herb is well suited for the leading edge of a dry garden where it can attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds en masse. Also known as ‘Mainacht’, this early summer bloomer exhibits rich, fuzzy, violet-blue spikes alongside the catmints, yarrows, and early daylilies. This plant can be deadheaded to intersecting branches for repeat blooms with moderate effort or cut down to basal growth for rejuvenation.