Answer: Taunton yew shrubs grow about 3'-4' x 3'-4' and have attractive foliage all year around. They don't need maintenance pruning but you can prune to keep them smaller than their normal size. For a splash of color, Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) has a feathery foliage and whimsical, heart-shaped blooms of a rosy pink color. This old-time perennial blooms continuously in the garden from April to October. Height 12"-18", width 12". You might also plant Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) is a tender shrub often grown as an annual. It requires partial shade in hot summer areas and well-drained soil. It produces clusters of fragrant flowers in summer. Star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), a tender evergreen vine often grown as a groundcover. Star jasmine produces perfumed pure-white star-shaped blooms in summer. Trim it with hedge shears after it flowers to keep plants low and bushy. Begonias--many of which have showy variegated foliage--require ample moisture, partial shade and a fertile, well-draining soil. Keep plants' tips pinched back to encourage bushy, full growth. A final suggestion: Impatiens, popular shade-loving annuals, can also help highlight dark areas of the garden.
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