OPTION (lining south fence) Japanese forest grass plant is slow growing and requires little extra care once established. The plants are evergreen and show best in a partially shaded location. Read this article for tips on growing this grass.
The Best Grass for Shade Around Pine Trees | If you live in an area with hot summers and mild winters, choose tall fescues, St. Augustine or zoysia grass for shady areas. Pine trees thrive in acidic soils, and fallen pine needles raise soil acidity further. Your grass has a better chance of thriving if you remediate high soil acidity by raking up fallen pine needles regularly and testing pH levels. If the pH is below 6.0, apply lime or other alkaline fertilizer to help balance the soil.
One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.
'Myers' Asparagus Fern - Foxtail fern - Evergreen and easy care plant - Great for growing in planters and baskets - Stunning symmetrical look - Spring flowering and autumn berries provide year round interest - Delicate and soft needle style leaves - Easy care plant - An unusual yet wonderful plant for gardens, containers and hanging planters. Best4garden http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00W7WP2P2/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_oXrmvb0H0ZPY2
**Choosing the right spots for your climbing plants:** When planting a climber, consider how much sun or shade they will receive. Sun-loving climbers in shady spots will bolt to the top and leave the fence bare. The best choice for shady fences is fragrant star jasmine (*Trachelospermum jasminoides*), pictured above. Other shade lovers are climbing hydrangea (*Hydrangea petiolaris*), creeping fig and ivy.
Firehouse Dwarf Nandina evergreen, red fall color This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage. prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane instead of cutting them all off to the same height - resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, rabbits, seashore, slope, and wind.
Japanese forestgrass (Hakonechloa macra) is a wonderful grass for plants that grow in shade. It offers a lovely waterfall-like habit and variegated varieties have bight gold, yellow, or white in the foliage. In fall, the leaves of these shade plants usually pick up beautiful reddish tones. It grows best in Zones 5-9 and grows a foot tall. Top Picks: 'Aureola' bears bright yellow leaves with dark green edges; 'All Gold' has even brighter golden foliage. Plant it with: Add zing to a shady…