Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.
In the fall when I look at my garden, and possibly when you look at yours, there are so many things that seem to need a remedy next summer.
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy' provides an explosion of double white flowers in summer, and grows to 3 feet. Learn more...
Asters are the stars of our September gardens, and indeed the word aster means ‘star'.
Many white flowers bloom in May, but the tiarella is one of the only ones to bloom so prettily in the shade.
If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.
If you like to arrange flowers from your garden, you will enjoy growing alchemilla, commonly known as "lady's mantle."