Can you suggest some plants for a shady yard? North of Seattle, brown thumb.
This is for my side yard, which my dining room window looks into. Here's the current view
. Currently we have some sticks, some holly, some blackberry vines, several years worth of leaves, a milk crate, a child's rake... what plants should be there instead?
Zone 5 or possibly Zone 4
No direct sunlight in the summer (shaded by maple trees)
No rain in the summer
Interesting-looking as much of the year as possible
Easy to maintain
The fence is to the east of the house
Child-friendly (no euphorbia)
Tall is good
Fast-growing is good
I like bamboo and the neighbors over the fence won't care (they're goats)