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Gazette Gardener: Made for the shade

All sorts of hostas, other plants thrive away from the sun’s glare

Viktoria Serafin, a hosta hybridizer, grows and sells hostas and other shade plants at her farm in Glen, Montgomery County, and through mail order.
Photographer: Natalie Walsh/For The Daily Gazette
Viktoria Serafin, a hosta hybridizer, grows and sells hostas and other shade plants at her farm in Glen, Montgomery County, and through mail order.
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Plants that do well in the shade is a topic that comes up time and time again. We all know hostas are a top contender but which ones are best? And what are the other options? I visited Glenbrook Farm, a nursery in Glen, Montgomery County, that specializes in shade plants and asked owner Viktoria Serafin to talk about her favorite plants for the shade. Serafin should know. She grows 1,300 different varieties of hostas ...

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