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A garden is not really a garden until it is shared. Traveling about to botanical gardens, garden organizations, gives me an opportunity to share my photos and shade garden experiences. Meet me at my next talk and say hello
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Arisaema fargesii, Himalayan Cobra Lily from presentation "Chasing the Rare & Unusual in Shade Gardens".  Collecting is much like dating. You become aware; something in your peripheral vision, a mention in a casual conversation, or perhaps a photo. Best yet an actual sighting. One good look and you are hooked.  Gene tells all about the loves of his life as a collector of the rare and unusual in his Southern Indiana Shade Garden.

Arisaema fargesii, Himalayan Cobra Lily from presentation "Chasing the Rare & Unusual in Shade Gardens". Collecting is much like dating. You become aware; something in your peripheral vision, a mention in a casual conversation, or perhaps a photo. Best yet an actual sighting. One good look and you are hooked. Gene tells all about the loves of his life as a collector of the rare and unusual in his Southern Indiana Shade Garden.

Sauromatum venosum or Voodoo Lily is one strange and exotic plant. Sometimes referred to in polite circles as Mr.Stinky. One of the many exotics in my presentations.

Sauromatum venosum or Voodoo Lily is one strange and exotic plant. Sometimes referred to in polite circles as Mr.Stinky. One of the many exotics in my presentations.

"Color in Shade: 9 Months of Natives in the Shade Garden". You really can have 9 to 11 months of native plants in bloom and color in your shade garden. Be glad to tell you how at your next garden club meeting.

"Color in Shade: 9 Months of Natives in the Shade Garden". You really can have 9 to 11 months of native plants in bloom and color in your shade garden. Be glad to tell you how at your next garden club meeting.


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Winter plants for your winter garden    Although Arum italicum may be aggressive or potentially invasive in some areas, elsewhere its attractive leaves add a touch of green and silver to flower beds in winter.

Green in the winter garden

Winter plants for your winter garden Although Arum italicum may be aggressive or potentially invasive in some areas, elsewhere its attractive leaves add a touch of green and silver to flower beds in winter.

The Visitors Ever get those sudden or unexpected visitors with short notice? Shade Solutions weekly blog this week is "The Visitors".

The Visitors Ever get those sudden or unexpected visitors with short notice? Shade Solutions weekly blog this week is "The Visitors".

For The First Time I am getting excited over seeing blooms for the first time on some of my long term garden residents. The Asian Mayapple, Podophyllum Spotty Dotty is just one of them this spring.,

For The First Time I am getting excited over seeing blooms for the first time on some of my long term garden residents. The Asian Mayapple, Podophyllum Spotty Dotty is just one of them this spring.,

Hybrid Dogwood 'Venus' Change is the topic this week. Gardeners know all about change.

Hybrid Dogwood 'Venus' Change is the topic this week. Gardeners know all about change.

Fickle Finger of Winter Gardening Let's tell winter to put a glove on that fickle finger. I miss my garden.  www.shadegardenexpert.com

Fickle Finger of Winter Gardening Let's tell winter to put a glove on that fickle finger. I miss my garden. www.shadegardenexpert.com

Perennials, Delphinium Tricorne (Dwarf Larkspur)

Perennials, Delphinium Tricorne (Dwarf Larkspur)

Build it and They Will Come Backyard habitats can be fun and fascinating way to share the environment we all live in. Hopefully together.

Build it and They Will Come Backyard habitats can be fun and fascinating way to share the environment we all live in. Hopefully together.

Just One More Adventure: Rewards  Gardeners Grabbed by Life-Altering Events

Just One More Adventure: Rewards Gardeners Grabbed by Life-Altering Events

Monkshood bloom among fall foliage of Japanese maple. Fall is the best time to transplant bulbs, shrubs and trees. By far best survival rates. http://www.shadegardenexpert.com/

Monkshood bloom among fall foliage of Japanese maple. Fall is the best time to transplant bulbs, shrubs and trees. By far best survival rates. http://www.shadegardenexpert.com/

Asters are easy, adaptable. Good in or out of containers. Great for pollinators that need to bulk up before winter arrives. http://www.shadegardenexpert.com/

Asters are easy, adaptable. Good in or out of containers. Great for pollinators that need to bulk up before winter arrives. http://www.shadegardenexpert.com/

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