Garden in a Box

Mountain Medley


Part shade | 60 sqft | 15 starter plants


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Our most popular part shade garden is back! Bring a medley of color to your yard’s canopy-covered corners with this charming part shade tolerant garden. This garden includes favorites like the fairy-like blooms of the False Forget Me Not and Blue Balloon Flower. Even when not in bloom, enjoy the decorative foliage of the Purple Nettle, Coral Bells, and Variegated Feather Reed Grass. With 10 varieties and 15 plants, this 60 sqft Mountain Medley garden will liven up those shaded areas of your yard with delightful bursts of color.


At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of this garden.


Product Details

  • Designed By: Chris Woods of Matrix Gardens
  • Covers: 60 sqft
  • Purchase Includes:
    • 15 starter plants with 10 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 2 plant by number layout options (5' x 12' rectangle and 11' x 11' triangle)
    • Printed educational materials with watering guidelines and plant maintenance suggestions
  • Exposure: Part shade (Only 4 hours of indirect or direct sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 2 in. to 3 ft.
  • Hardiness Max: 6,500 ft.
  • Bloom Time: Early spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • 4 of 10 plants are rabbit resistant*
    • 8 of 10 plants are deer resistant*
*We cannot guarantee rabbit or deer resistance!

Plant Varieties

  • Blue Balloon Flower

    Blue Balloon Flower

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Birds

  • Harebells


    Quantity: 3

  • Crystal River Speedwell

    Crystal River Speedwell

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Aster


    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Palace Purple Coral Bells

    Palace Purple Coral Bells

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Purple Dragon Nettle

    Purple Dragon Nettle

    Quantity: 2

  • Red Avens

    Red Avens

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Red Coral Bells

    Red Coral Bells

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Little Bluestem Grass

    Little Bluestem Grass

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Birds

  • White Windflower

    White Windflower

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

What To Expect

  • Our xeric gardens feature anywhere from 14 to 30 starter plants in 4-inch pots.* Upon pickup, plants will be small relative to their mature size and they may not be in full bloom.
  • Occasionally things don't grow as planned. When necessary, Resource Central may select appropriate plant substitutions for any plants listed in this garden.
  • "First year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap!" During the first and second growing seasons, xeric plants will be in the establishment phase – requiring regular watering to encourage a deep taproot system, and not yet having reached their full size. On average, allow two to three years for your Xeriscape garden to reach full maturity!
  • Gardens will easily fit in a small car  - yes, we're talking Mini Cooper small - unless you ordered multiple gardens (we're not judging). One garden will come in either one or two 2 ft x 1 ft trays (pictured left).

What Customers Say

Best Way To Add Beauty

“Thank you for the opportunity to participate. I hope you will continue to spread the word, Garden in a box is the best way I have found to efficiently add beauty to my outside area and conserve water and also cut back on weeds.”

Brighton Customer

Great Mix of Perennials

“Great mix of low water usage flowers.”

Castle Rock Customer

Appropriate Plants for Colorado

“This was a fantastic way for us to landscape with plants that area appropriate to Colorado and will help us save what will soon be one of our most precious resources. We’re so glad we found this program!”

Denver Customer