Wow, it looks like no one has a shady garden here!!! Am I really the first to post here??
I have a backyard full of trees. We've made beds around the trees (3) One is filled with pachysandra, one with vinca minor and one with vinca major. We kind of like the "in the wild" look :)
We need some shrubs that grow and flower well in shade. I do have some azaleas but they don't flower very well. They grow fine and do get flowers, but the flowers are sort of sparce.
Does Wintersweet grow in Zone 7? I can't seem to find out much about it, but it sounds very intriguing.
Thanks :) Mina