It ain't perfect. Some plants in this area are getting a little crowded, other areas look a little thin because I just extended the garden (area in the bottom centre of the photo) last fall and plants are still small and new there. But this is a reality garden blog so here's the back Shade Garden in early June, for the record. Overall, I'm enjoying this view out of my kitchen window right now!
Plants in bloom include: snowdrop anemone (white blooms, it's a bit of a spreader but so pretty I can't help keeping it); leopard's bane (yellow daisies); bergenia (pink); and geums (orange). There are some iris in there somewhere too but they aren't blooming because they're too crowded - time to thin out this bed a little but I'll wait and enjoy the blooms first!
To see this garden at other times of the year, click here and scroll down.