rookie gardener dealing with all shade
Hi. This is my new yard, please excuse the clutter. I get a few minutes of dappled sun in the evenings. My front yard is the same way except it also gets an hour or so of morning dapple. I have one square facing the east that gets 4-5 hours of full sun. Other than that I'm lotsa shade. I have cleared about three years worth of dead leaves and have finally began to grow spotchy grass where the sun dapples in. I want to add color and pretty to this brown/ grey back yard. When I dig in the dirt, it is good black soil full of worms but also full of under -ground root both large and small.
I am a rookie. In the truest since of the word. I have been looking for shade plants and Hostas seem to be the answer i get most. But what about color? Besides impatiens? ANd should I raise beds around the trees before planting Hostas or anything else? Any advice or thoughts greatly appreciated.