Create a Shade Garden Oasis

Backyard Oasis

Do you want to try something new in your garden, but find the challenges of partial to full-shade areas holding you back? Create your shade garden oasis by following these tips!


Pick a theme that suits your taste and keep the design consistent throughout. Popular styles include tropical, low-water, fairy, and gnome themed gardens.

Cohesive planning

Using the same or similar plants from one end to the other will add to the flow of the garden. Plants that grow in partial sun/shade are perfect for areas that transition from one zone to the next.


Incorporating potted plants in decorative containers adds an interesting element, and they can be easily moved based on the sunlight and time of year. Colorful plants and containers also add dimension and lighten up dark spaces.


Install pathways, trellises, rocks, boulders, or statues to liven up any dull areas.


Water features are a dynamic way to bring motion to your shade garden. The sound of water falling will leave you feeling so relaxed, you’ll never want to go inside.

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