A few weeks ago, we created a post about planting this spring. Planning, getting seeds sprouted, and really making a plan about where you want to plant each plant depending on the sunlight in that area throughout the day. Here are some fun ideas for shade planting, or creating a natural yard screen for privacy, as well as alternatives to grass that cover the ground, look great and feel great under your barefoot, summer feet.

Vine Plants- 

Hops- Hops grow and spread quickly, so they make a Great Wall of coverage, as long as you give them a trellis or pergola to grow up. They prefer sunlight but will also grow in partial shade.

Morning Glory- This vine-y plant grows fast, does well here in Central Oregon, and has beautiful blooms you will never get sick of looking at. They prefer full sun, but do okay in partial shade.

Clematis- This is also a vine plant and has some of the most unique blooms out here. Does well in a sunny location.

Trees/ Bushes-

Thuja Green Giant- These give a lush, dense privacy screen and grow 3-5 feet each year, stay green year-round, and helps block out noise.

Climbing Roses- Rambler roses are known for their climbing genetics. Give them and arbor or pergola to grow up and they will not only grow, but bloom beautiful roses as well.

Climbing Hydrangea- these prefer at least some afternoon shade, in hot sunny areas, so be sure to plant accordingly. Their vines wrap themselves around structure, and grow flower clusters.

Ground Covers-

Thyme- Enjoy the fresh smell of thyme underfoot in your garden. This evergreen groundcover offers fragrant foliage and pink or white flowers in spring or summer.

Clover- There are many different types of clover you can use. They are all fairly low maintenacnce and give a nice lush green look and feel.

To see full Better Homes & gardens ground cover list, click here.

Happy Planting!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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