I first tried Hardy Impatiens in a drier spot in Front Garden and it petered out after a few years. Then I planted it again in the wetter, shadier North Side Yard and wow has it performed! It looks fantastic paired with ferns, hostas and black mondo grass. It can get a few slug holes on the leaf edges but is otherwise pest-free in our yard.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!