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I should start off by saying I do not like gardening <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We just moved into a new home and our backyard needs some work. Basically there is no grass in our tiny yard, it's all interlock brick, and on three sides there are strips of earth separated by wooden partitions. Usually we do container gardening, since we've living in an apartment, and we do some tomatoes and basil. But this yard is super shady... we have trees surrounding us on all sides, and hardly any veggies will do well back there. Right now we have a small herb garden on the left side, some things are doing well but others are just not liking the shade.<br><br>
I got some flowers out of desperation because with the lack of grass I was really wanting some life back there. We can't take up the brick because we are renting. Well some of the flowers are doing okay, but again, most are not liking the shade and my lazy gardening skills <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I have no clue what I'm doing, it looks awful... like I just threw a bunch of random flowers in there (which I did), and since some died it looks totally messed up!<br><br>
I want to plant something there that will do well in the shade, take up lots of space, and be low maintenance. I just want more colour back there. I even thought of just planting grass in those spaces but then concluded that it would look ridiculous and I dont even really like grass... what are my alternatives?
 
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