Ferns light up a shady corner

Ferns or other ‘foliage’ plants can be used to light up a shady corner of the corner. Thinking of different foliages and textures that ferns naturally present enables their qualities to be used to lighten and lift a quiet and potentially lifeless part of a garden. Look for textures that might move in the wind or flicker in the light as with this tree fern, Dicksonia from Australia.

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