Thanks for the kind words! Most flowers like well drained soil so raised beds are likely to be a good idea whenever possible. Some good annuals for partial to full shade include coleus, crossandra, and begonia. Among the better perennial choices are Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea), Jacobinia (Justicia carnea), and various gingers including white butterfly ginger (Hedychium), peacock ginger (Kaempferia pulchra) and hidden ginger(Curcuma sp.).
For even more bloomin' ideas check out the following web sites by the Florida Extension Service:
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