In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show chats with Jenny Rose Carey, author of "Glorious Shade" about how you can successfully grow a wide range of plants in areas of your yard that receive an abundance of shade.

Jenny is going to fill us in on the different varieties of plants that grow well in the shade, why they do well in shaded environments and what it means to garden in the shade.

From there she'll share with us some of the care techniques you need to know about when gardening in the shade, watering techniques, fertilization and plant spacing.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!


Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

✅ Shade gardening and how do you get into it
✅ What do you mean when you say shade gardening.  Do you mean shade all day, partial etc.
✅ How do you excel at gardening in the shade
✅ What are some plants that do well in the shade
✅ Common mistakes that you make when it comes to gardening in the shade
✅ Gardening in the shade requires different knowledge of watering techniques, soil structure or fertilization
✅ Plants that you absolutely cannot grow in the shade


Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Jenny Rose Carey
Glorious Shade


About this episode's guest, Jenny Rose Carey

Jenny Rose Carey is a renowned gardener, educator, historian, and author, and the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown.

She previously worked at Temple University for over a decade, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum. Jenny Rose has been lecturing nationally and internationally for many years. She is an avid, hands-on gardener who has gardened in both England and the United States. Her Victorian property, Northview, contains diverse garden spaces, including a shade garden, moss garden, and a stumpery. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden, in the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine, and the Pennsylvania Gardener.

Director of Meadowbrook Farm (MBF), Senior Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Board member of Andalusia, Former Board member at Awbury Arboretum, previous Chair of Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society (WGLS), Previous Director of the Ambler Arborteum of Temple University, Former Chair of the Garden History and Design Committee of the Garden Club of America, Chaired various Philadelphia Flower Show Committees, Garden Club of America Judge, Former head of the PTA Springside School, Current Board of Visitor’s member for Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Current Parents Association member Drexel University.

Former teacher of horticulture at the Barnes Foundation and adjunct professor at Temple University.

Incredibly good brand and reputation as a horticulturist and speaker in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.  Well known Nationally as well.

Locally: Directly involved as member of a number of horticultural organizations, including the PHS, Garden Club of Philadelphia, Founder and former President of local chapter of Women’s National Farm & Garden Society, member and supporter of many Greater Philadelphia Gardens (GPG) members (where she was also on the Board and Executive Committee while at Temple Ambler): Ambler Arboretum, Barnes Foundation, Awbury Arboretum, Bartrams Garden, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Chanticleer, Jenkins Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, PHS Meadowbrook, the Philadelphia Zoo, Scott Arboretum, and National Land’s Trust (Stoneleigh).

Member of the following local plant societies:  Delaware Valley Daffodil Society, Herb Society.

National and International: Member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Smithsonian Life member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Chelsea Physic Garden.

Close ties with many local and National Garden Clubs, horticultural organizations and garden centers, where she has spoken over the years.


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