The hydrangeas featured in the Real Simple article were the Endless Summer hydrangeas. To see these go to the following website:
(use cut and paste to paste it into your browser's address bar since it is so long!)
That plant will do well in a bright shade but won't like too much afternoon sun.
For other great plants for your landscape contact your Galveston County Extension Office (Phone: 281-534-3413) and as for any free plant lists they have.
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