9 low-maintenance cottage plants that love shade

If you’ve got trees around your cottage, chances are you love the fact that they keep the cottage cool and provide comfort when sitting outside. If only that shade didn’t also mean your garden was in almost perpetual darkness all day long. Fortunately, we’ve got a roundup of cottage-friendly (read: low-maintenance) plants that absolutely thrive in the shade—no matter how many trees you have. We’ve picked our favourite perennials in this list, because the less time you have to spend planting each year, the better.


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