The Garden Thyme Podcast

S3:E07 Shade Gardening

July 07, 2022 Garden Thyme Podcast
The Garden Thyme Podcast
S3:E07 Shade Gardening
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Hello Listener,

The summer heat is here, and if you are like us, you are taking a break under the shade of a lovely tree. In this episode, we are talking all about shade. Why we love it, some tips for gardening in your shady area ( 10:07 ), and a list of native plants ( 16:35 )  that enjoy the shade as much as Mikaela.

We also have our: 

  •  Native Plant of the Month - Northern Maidenhair Fern- Adiantum pedatum  at 30:35
  • Bug of the Month - Eastern Beach tiger beetles at  33:50 
  • Garden Tips of the Month at  39:45

If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at 

 The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).

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Benefits of shade
Tips for starting a shade garden
Recommended plant for shade
Native Plant of the Month
Bug of the Month
Garden Tips of the Month