In this issue of Conifer Quarterly, Bruce and Chick Buehrig write about the challenge of growing conifers under the canopy of mature oaks in their two acre St. Louis garden. The sizzling summer heat mandates keeping the one hundred year old trees that shade over eighty percent of their plot. After planting shade-loving perennials and deciduous shrubs throughout, they were looking for winter interest and discovered conifers. But can you grow conifers in the shade?
The Buehrig’s detail their self-taught, trial-and-error experiment of creating a conifer garden in the shade in the winter issue of CQ, available here as a downloadable PDF.
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