Starting a Shade Garden
The shade garden can be exploding with color and texture. No matter how much shade is in your landscape, right flowers, plants, bushes and bulbs will grow in this area when given a chance. As there are various types of shade, you will need to choose plants that are 'right' for type of shade you have: partial, dense, full, or filtered shade.
In starting a shade garden, one of easiest shade gardens will be filtered shade garden. What you need to do first is look at trees or bushes that are making this area a filtered shade garden. Pruning off lower branches on taller bushes and on tree will allow additional light into your garden. Because you are planning a filtered shade garden, you do want some amount of sunlight in that garden below tree.
Thinning out bottom saplings that are trying to grow from tree is needed at this time to ensure they do not grow up in your garden. Underbrush and thorny bushes should be cut down and dug up at this time before starting your shade garden.
Now you can work on soil that is in area that you want to create that new garden. Adding organic materials, more soil, compost, manure or other types of nutrients to soil will prepare fine garden bed that will hold your shade plants.