Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows how he created a shade garden and a bit of woodland reverie in his garden, complete with an outdoor "dining room," and edged with three seasons of flowering plants.
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To provide the garden with three seasons of beauty, I planted the sides of paths with shade-tolerant perennials. That’s Campanula persicifolia ‘Takion Blue’ pictured here. This two-foot tall bell flower puts on a big violet-blue show in late May; flowers appear on and off again until frost. I have it in a bed that is edged with the colorful Hosta ‘Wide Brim.’