Tag: Beacon Impatiens

This Year’s Containers for Shade

So let’s take a look at our containers in the shady back garden, shall we?

Good News for Shady Gardens

Do you remember Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)? It used to be my number one plant for filling containers all over the shady Back Garden, providing bountiful and vibrant color from May to September. Starting around 2011, though, the scourge of Impatiens Downy Mildew (IDM), caused gardeners everywhere to turn their backs on the stricken plants.