difficulties in shady areas
As any of us know, it's now easy gardening in the shade. Ususually, the most beautiful plants like sun. My house faces north, with small yard I've made raised beds around house. So far, I've got natasha ivy, autumn fern, impatiens, coleus, hostas, white columbine, japanese painted fern. Any other ideas? Anyone have a good landscape plan where perennials take over in about a year, with a few annuals added in for fun color? Against a white house with dark blue trim? What are your favorite shade plants and why? Do they like the same kind of soil? Any input on this subject of shade gardening would be sooooo appreciated! Thanks.