Small-blooming Impatiens come in a variety of colors and grow well in shade. More shade-loving annuals: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/annuals/top-shade-loving-annuals/?socsrc=bhgpin061612#page=1
Create a Country Garden
Add Charming Details-A little bench and planter made from a wood crate set the tone for the garden. Located near the entrance to the backyard, the combo serves as a focal point. Sikorski added more interest by painting it purple, her favorite color
[low maintenance plants - The background is Spruce and Arborvitae. The middle layer is Viburnum, Hydrangea and Ligularia. The foreground is Astilbe, Hosta and Pachysandra.] ... Great ideas for the Shade Garden
Great plant combination of red hot poker, echinacea, salvia and others
I love wooden swings & gliders. Wish I had one in my back yard
Blue Garden-A contrast of textures in June: Russian Sage, Blue Paradise Phlox, Hidcote Lavender, and Smokebush Grace's purple foliage and flowers. Interestingly, the Smokebush will turn into a big gray cloud in early August.
Nigella, allium and hardy geranium as companions for an old bourbon rose, Madame de Sévigné