You can learn to grow proper plants under shade trees

For that most difficult environment––the dry ground under a large tree––here’s a garden that has a chance.
Maple trees, in particular, put out surface-hugging roots that love to drink up all the available moisture, making it difficult for many plants to thrive. But quite a few plants can take this scene and still look great.
The secret to this garden is adding plenty of compost or other organic matter that holds in moisture and gives the plants a fighti...

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