Shady locations provide the opportunity to work with a lush and lovely assortment of perennials and shrubs. Our own gardens contain four separate shade beds which allows to experiment with different varieties, colour, texture and combinations. We monitor the success of perennials, paying close attention to drought tolerance, seasonal interest and longevity. The photos below contain some of my favourites, fresh in their spring glory. For more inspiring ideas please browse through my gardening boards on Pinterest!