Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine.
How to root hydrangea cuttings.
transplanting moss for walkways, flower bed borders and any shady area you want Too wordy for you? Basically... 1. Find Moss. 2. Dig it up (sideways!) 3. Get rid of weeds. 4. Lay it on bare dirt and water. 5. Watch moss be pretty!
A guide to hardy plants for multiple zones with tips and ideas for a successful perennial garden.
Lungwort for shade garden
Astilbe & Other Perennials for Shade