Shade flowers. If you’re lucky enough to have a grove of mature shade trees in your front yard, you may think this is at odds with a flower garden. If the limbs are high, and the ground beneath receives dappled shade, you can grow many woodland flowers, including columbine, bugbane, Solomon’s seal, or toad lily.
Many flowering shrubs, like these azaleas and rhododendrons, bloom in the spring. Continue the show throughout summer with a rose-of-sharon bush, and keep the blooms going until frost with a butterfly bush.