Do you have an area of your garden that is shaded part of the day? If you think you can’t grow anything there, you are wrong. There are many vegetables that grow in shade. Some even thrive when sheltered from the intense rays from the summer sun.



No shade garden is complete without astilbe. These rugged perennials thrive in moist shade, providing you with a summers worth of big, bold, frilly flower heads. And even when not in bloom, the plants mounded, fernlike foliage is worth the price of admission. Heights vary by variety but most types grow 2-3 feet tall. Astilbe flowers come in white, red, pink, orange, and violet, and generally start to appear in late spring and early summer. They thrive in a rich, loose, organic soil. Zones …