We installed the rain garden in the front lawn in front of the planting bed. And while we didn't actually kill the plants, we planted large shrubs and a tree in front of them so they were eventually in part-shade. Then we let the shrubs get quite overgrown and it left those plants in full shade. Many of them died. We made a mess of it. This is how it looks now.
After a year of research, I've gotten pretty familiar with plants that do well in shade so I have started working on plan to try and fix this shady area. This is my tentative plan. Obviously, not everything will be in bloom at once.
- Begonia × tuberosa 'Sun Dancer' - I'm going to try and grow these from seed.
- Epimedium × rubrum
- Helleborus × 'Ruby Wine'
- Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’
- Heuchera × villosa ‘Peach Parfait’
- Tulipa Kaufmanniana 'Shakespeare' - These are early spring tulips; I believe they'll flower before the trees leaf out.