Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They’ll also provide compost and food for worms. @ Home Improvement Ideas
Shade-Loving Perennial 'Solar Eclipse' Foamy Bells
Regrow roses!!! My neighbor has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. (quote from link)
LANDSCAPE AROUND A SINGLE TREE. This is gorgeous...a tree (just imagine it for a sec w/o the plants at its feet) that has been transformed by a variety of flowering and non-flowering plants, all of which appear to enjoy shade. The brick border, too, creates a defined space, giving it a prominent focus in the yard.