Planning a partial shade garden
I am a novice when it comes to gardening. It has been a dream of mine to have a beautiful garden since I was a little girl. Now I am all grown up and own a home and want to plan a "secret garden" for my daughter who is 4. I hope to inspire the same feelings I have for flowers in her.
While I have these great aspirations I realize that I need to be practical in my plant choices. We have a busy lifestyle and the garden may be neglected at times. With that in mind, as well as my desire to conserve the environment, what plants do you recommend for our garden?
The following is a list of some of my favorite flowers/plants. Are they viable choices?
By the way, the area I have in mind for the garden is on the northwest side of my house. It gets a lot of shade from the shadow of the house in the morning and the shadow of the fence in the evening. I realize I will have to choose plants that can tolerate a lot of shade.
Thank you, I'm looking forward to your input. :)