Answer: I apologize for the delay in answering your question.
I'm not sure what type of plant you're looking for. Your local Home Depot will cary a supply of plants appropriate for your climate; plant labels will tell you if the plant is for sun or shade. For summer color in the shade, for example, you can't beat impatiens. Begonias and torenia are other options.
As far as a watering system, the best is a soaker hose which delivers water slowly right to the soil. It's much more efficient and better for your plants than an overhead sprinkler.
I hope this helps.
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