This year, it’s New Guinea Impatiens for the shade garden, under the cover of a lace-leaf Japanese Maple tree. Avoid using Impatiens walleriana (commonly known as Busy Lizzie, common bedding Impatiens) this year, due to downy mildew disease problems throughout the country and abroad. Once introduced into the soil, it persists for years in the garden.

This year, it’s New Guinea Impatiens for the shade garden, under the cover of a lace-leaf Japanese Maple tree. Avoid using Impatiens walleriana (commonly known as Busy Lizzie, common bedding Impatiens) this year, due to downy mildew disease problems throughout the country and abroad. Once introduced into the soil, it persists for years in the garden.