Bulbs and Plants for Shady Location in the Garden A shady spot in the garden is such a welcome relief from the heat of summer. Perfect to relax and enjoy a glass of lemonade. But you want this part of your garden to be as lush and lovely as the rest, with color and even fragrance from beautiful blooms and luxurious foliage. These are the bulbs and plants best suited to brighten your shady garden spots spring through fall. Plan, plant, relax and enjoy!