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A few tips for gardening in the shade

Published 05/24/2011, Wadena Pioneer Journal

Shade gardens generally look good with less maintenance than a sunny garden, because the weeds which usually grow prefer full sun rather than dark shaded areas. Shade gardens are also better protected from summer and winter damage because nearby trees and walls make an excellent screen against dry summer heat and cold drying winter winds. Shaded areas naturally create cool, refreshing, tranquil retreats from the hot summer sun and heat.

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