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Avant-Yarde is a full service Landscape & Design company.

We provide landscaping services from patios & pavers to complete make overs of residential & commercial properties. Our team of designers, installers and landscape maintenance personnel are passionate about providing the highest level of customer service and ensuring the Avant-Yarde standard of excellence.

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A foliage garden is not the only thing that does well in the shade. You'll be surprised. Shade is a word, which when used by gardeners can have a multitude of variations. Shade may be the dimly lit area beneath a forest of towering evergreens, or the bright but non sunny spot on the north side of another shrub. As seasons change, an area might receive more or less sun. Is a garden which gets a few hours of morning sun, but shade during the rest of the day considered to be shade? Partial shade? Partial sun? All of these considerations must be taken into account as you make your decisions of what to plant in your shade garden. Most garden stores and nurseries will only carry a limited stock of only the most popular shade garden plants (Hostas, Ferns, Helleborus, etc...). If you want to find the really unique and special shade garden plants, you may need to do some research to find a reasonably close nursery that specializes in shade plants and will be able to help you choose suitable shade plants for your area. Some of the scarcer shade loving plants are truly spectacular!

Partial-sun or partial-shade labels both mean a plant needs three to six hours of sun each day, but they carry a different emphasis. A partial-sun plant needs that amount of full sun to flourish. Partial-shade plants need protection all but those three to six hours per day. Partial-shade plants often do best when they receive direct morning sun, but stay sheltered in the afternoon. Full-shade plants perform best when they receive less than three hours of daily sun.

Plants differ in how much light they require to carry out photosynthesis. Some need as much as possible, but others are more efficient when they get less sun. Full-sun plants thrive when they receive unobstructed, direct sun all day. The more natural sun they receive, the better they do. As a minimum, plants in this category need six hours of direct, full sun each day to function effectively. If they don't receive enough sun, they often lose their normal color and fail to bloom or bear fruit.


Growing plants in full sun, especially within containers, can be challenging unless you choose varieties that are tolerant of these conditions. Many full sun plants are also tolerant of drought and arid conditions, making them ideal for potted environments too. For instance, rosemary is an attractive, heat-tolerant, sun-loving herb that can be grown in areas with full sun as well as containers. Click view to see which plants prefer full sun.


Sunny borders are popular locations for flowers that do well in direct sun. When choosing plants for areas with full sun, it’s generally better to stick with native plantings whenever possible. These plants are well suited to your particular area and climate, giving them the best chance for success. However, you can also select plants that share similar growing conditions according to your site such as soil type, light and water requirements.

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  • Leading Landscape Design in Collier County
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  • More than 100 years of landscape experience
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