Need help with ideas for expanding garden

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My yard is fairly small and I try to keep everything along the borders of our yard. I try to keep everything along the fence, maybe coming in up to 3 feet from fence up to the fence. At the moment my garden space has been along one side of the yard and about 3 feet wide and about 25 feet long. I am looking to expand it to border the fence so the whole outside of our yard is the garden leaving the kids room to play in the rest of the yard. Our yard is too small to take a big section for the garden so I thought going along the fence would still be enough room for the kiddos.

The other problem with our yard is that not all of it sees a lot of sun. I keep the veggies in the sun and some of my veggies have grown in pots on our deck too. I need help with plants that would add some nice color around the fence, but doesn't need a lot of sun light. My yard is hard to work with, I know :)

What do you recommend that can live with very limited sunlight? Unfortunately I cannot fix the sunlight issue, our neighbor's tree is huge and close to our fence. It shades a good part of our yard.
 

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there are loads of plants that thrive in semi-shade

check out these evergreen heuchera:

http://www.plantagogo.com/acatalog/HEUCHERA.html

http://www.terranovanurseries.com/gardeners/heuchera-c-82_23.html

add a few hardy evergreen ferns:
http://www.shadyplants.net/section221647.html

some brunnera jack frost:
Brunnera_Jack_Frost_9bL.jpg


and my favourite plant (hakonechloa Macra Aureola) (Japanese forest grass):
hakonechloamacraaureola_mg_1_lg.jpg


http://www.sugarcreekgardens.com/Grasses Images&Files/2009PerPlantofYearFlyerHakone.pdf

some hostas:
https://www.bowdenhostas.com/categories/Hostas/Hostas-by-Size/Large/

Top20Hosta-2009.jpg


and you border will start to look good! (there are loads more)
 
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These would all look nice! What are the purple flowers with the Japanese Forrest grass? My yard is difficult and I have to keep my tomatoes and veggies on one side of the yard just so they see enough sun to grow. No where in my yard sees sun for a prolonged period of time, but at least one side gets enough to keep my veggies happy :)

A couple years ago we had morning glories coming over our fence from the neighbors yard and they were quite pretty coming over our 6 foot high fence. We just had to watch they didn't take over tho! I didn't have them last year so I don't know if they sprayed for weeds and no flowers too or what happened.
 
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Expanding a garden is also a challenging task at first know if there is an available space so that you can easily expand it, but if you don't know how to start with it, it is the best time to hire an expert or contractor.
 
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Expanding a garden is also a challenging task at first know if there is an available space so that you can easily expand it, but if you don't know how to start with it, it is the best time to hire an expert or contractor.
I plan on making the garden border my yard. It is not a big yard, but I want to make it look pretty around my 6 foot fence! I do have the room and I know how big I want to make it, but I am not sure what all I am planting yet. I don't get a lot of sunlight in the whole yard just part of the yard. Some of this garden expansion won't really see much sun at all.
 

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