From the Sperry Garden: June 23, 2016
You may have heard me say, or you may have seen my writing about how I perk up the shaded parts of our garden. After all, shade is all that we Sperrys have, and those corners can be pretty drab.
Some 10 or 15 years ago I found a nice pot of a variegated peace lily, variety ‘Domino,’ in a nursery. It has grown and thrived, enough so that I have divided it into more pots on several occasions. One of the main reasons I like spathiphyllums so much in my landscape is that they start blooming in May, and they continue sending up their Jack-in-the-pulpit flowers clear into September. Each flower remains attractive for several weeks. And the plants must have shade. Hey! I can do that!
In the winter, peace lilies are fabulous houseplants, so it’s easy to carry them over from one year to the next. Indoors they do best with a bright east window. The amount of light that comes in east windows in winter is less than they get even in the shade outdoors over the summer, so they handle the transition quite well.
So that’s my little tidbit and trick from our home gardens. Maybe it will be of use to you in yours as well.