Asked on Jun 16, 2013
Need ideas on mostly shade flowers. I used to plant impatiens but hear
they often have a disease these days. The only sun these will get is some in the afternoon. I want something fairly low-maintenance. The bare dirt space you see in the pictures was monkey grass for many years but yesterday I dug it up in an attempt to make things look neater, "de-jungle" my yard a bit, and make it less tempting to snakes. I haven't seen any, but keep hearing stories of copperheads so want to do what I can to disinterest them if I can. I could just put tree mulch here, but thought summer flowers -- if it's not too late to plant them -- would look nice. Even colorful foliage plants might be nice. Suggestions? This is next to my mailbox, which you can see part of.