Any suggestions for a shady moist area?
I am new to the gardening forums although I have spent quite a bit of time over on the home forums. I am hoping that someone might have some suggestions for an area of my garden that seems to be tricky to get anything to do well.
In an inside corner of the front of the house I have a decent size area (probably about 6'x6' +/- ) that is almost always in shade and doesn't seem to ever dry out from rains. We try to minimize watering in that area but until we hit a period of drought it pretty much stays wet. We have thick clay soil which seems to make matters worse.
I had a hydrangea there but it just hasn't done well at all. I have moved it to a more sunny locale where it is thriving but I don't know what to put in the bare spot. It is at the back of a pretty good size bed so it needs to be something pretty good size and ideally I would like something that flowers. Am I asking to much of this area? Any suggestions on what might work here?
Thanks in advance for your information.