The Many Benefits Of Shady Garden Spots

It's always best to position your garden for maximum
sunlight, right? Not necessarily. Consider these benefits
of a cool, shady spot:

* Colors look brighter in subdued light. In the blinding
midday sun, colors can appear washed out.

* Direct sun can bleach flowers and shorten their lives.

* The subtle play of light and shadow under trees
creates a constantly changing picture.

* Shady spots are home to some of the season's
earliest blooming flowers.

* Partially shady spots are generally more available,
thus often more convenient than more sunny ones.

Best of all, perhaps, when the summer sun hits, you'll
stay cooler, gardening in the shade.

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