Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera 'Silver Heart'

Jack Frost Brunnera. One of my favorite plants for a shady flower bed. Lots of beautiful blue blooms in late spring & early summer.

"Emerald Mist" Brunnera. Shady plant... Have this in my shade garden. Love it!

'Jack Frost' Brunnera was named 2012 plant of the year by the Perennial Plant Association.

Buttered Rum' heucherella has caramel-color maplelike leaves that will stand out in your shade garden. Small white flowers appear in the spring, and in the fall the leaves turn a lovely shade of rose-red. 'Buttered Rum' looks great planted by itself or mixed with heuchera and hosta in borders or containers. Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 7–10 inches tall, 12–15 inches wide Zones: 4–9 Source: Terra Nova

These easy-care varieties are the hard-working wonders landscape designers rely on, year after year.

Plants for Shady Gardens: Astilbe. Known best for their colorful flower plumes, many of the newer astilbe varieties also have showy foliage that may be bronze, pale green, blue green, dark green or wine red. If you choose varieties with different foliage colors, bloom times and heights, they can add lots of interesting color and texture throughout the season.

shade garden - 'Fire and Ice' Hosta! The leaves are slightly curled on this mostly white hosta that has green edges. small to medium size that only grows 8-10" and like other hostas prefers a shaded planting location. Planting tip: Hostas are great for covering withering spring bulb foliage of tulips, daffodils etc! Perennial in Zones 3 - 8.

Downspout diverter to fill your rain barrel. $29.95

Great idea for under tree planting - Caladium "White Queen" for Shade Garden.

10 Heavenly Smelling Plants for Your Yard- Plants that smell delicious that are perfect for your yard and garden

perennials

Persian Shield- gorgeous colors in shade especially; cut leaf, put in water to get roots, and poke in ground for more plants! One of my favorite.

Electrify the darkest corners of your landscape with shade-loving perennial flowers. Here are some of our top picks for 2014.

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

It’s dark purple maple-shape leaves make the ‘Midnight Marvel’ Hibiscus stand out in your garden. More must-grow new perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/new-perennials/?socsrc=bhgpin072813midnightmarvel=6

Artemisia

Say hello to some of our favorite long blooming perennials -- three for sun and three for shade.

Can't wait for peony season! This is an awesome list of perennials that will thrive in almost any condition!