I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you.
I like to use Aztec grass which looks like white liriope to brighten up shade. It can line a bed edge or be used in mass planting if you like. Chicken gizzard is a dark red foliage plant for shade, Persian shield is silvery purple if there is decent light getting through the shade, Japanese painted fern adds a silvery touch with its attractive foliage, caladiums are a good annual choice, and various gingers could also work very well in those beds.
Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening year in 2007. Please stop in again soon!
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