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...
Helen of Troy calmed witnesses of the horrors of the Trojan War with a drink made of wine and opium. Learn more about poppies on this Focus on Flowers.
"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks GO." - Christopher Morley
Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.
Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.
At this time of the year the graceful cimicifugas point their spires of tiny white flowers towards the sky.
Scabiosa, originally known as "Sweet Scabious," was a plant that was first domesticated in herb gardens as a cure for the "scabious" which means itch.