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Craving Shade

Blue Elf

We all crave the shade in the desert, Norm Schilling has some plants that thrive out of the sun.

Blue Elf FlowersPictured right is is "blue elf" aloe in Norm's yard - in the shade! And on the left are the "blue elf" flowers.

Yellow ColumbineYellow Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha), pictured right, also grow well in the shade.

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Bulbine

Bulbine (Bulbinella frutescens 'Tiny Tangerine')

Teucrium

Teucrium chamaedrys 'prostratum' (Prostrate Germander)

Tradescantia

Tradescantia (Purple Heart or Purple Queen)

Norm is taking part in the Garden Conservancy's Gardening Open Day on April 10th. Here are some details about the four private gardens that will be open to the public on that day in Las Vegas and Henderson: opendays.pdf.

Admission to each private garden is $5.00 and will be open rain or shine with no reservations required. Call 1 (888)842-2442, or visit http://www.opendaysprogram.org for more information.
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