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Learn how to shade your yard from summer sun and keep it beautiful
Master gardener offers tips on the right plants for cool shelter
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Crepe myrtles produce lots of shade and require full sun in order to grow. Shade produced by crepe myrtles can make ideal environments for shade-loving plants. - photo by David Barnes
Plants love bright sunshine. That’s when they bloom and put out beautiful flowers that most people want in their yards and gardens. But everyone wants shade, too, as an essential part of living in Georgia, especially during summer. It’s not just about stepping under a tree when the temperature climbs. There’s more behind the shade in a yard or garden.