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DRY SHADE GARDEN IDEAS

At Big Oak Nursery in Elk Grove, California, we know that not all gardens and yard are created equally. Dry Shade is an important commodity in our area. Your garden or yard can simultaneously be drought tolerant, fire resistant, and beautiful. Improve the health of your mature oak trees by planting native understory plants and conserving water. Your space can be lush and green in summer when you water the roots deeply and infrequently. The wildlife-- and oak trees-- will thank you!

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Groundcover

Many of the Ground Cover plants on our Dry Shade Garden Ideas List are fast growing, colorful, deer resistant, and durable.

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Perennials 

The Perennials on our Dry Shade Garden Ideas List are often full of blooms, require very little water, and easy to grow or establish.

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Shrubs

The Shrubs on our Dry Shade Garden Ideas List are great under oaks, colorful, fragrant, tolerant of clay soil, and attractive to wildlife.