Great idea for a patio in a backyard with limited shade and space to garden. A covered patio with windowbox container garden as a creative use of backyard space and landscaping idea for vertical space.
'Citronelle' coral bells (Heuchera 'Citronelle') - one of the best, brightest (but not blinding--really) Heucheras for shade. Now if I can only find a black one to go with it.think 2012 Year of the Heuchera: 'Black Out'
Silver Sword Bloom: Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii. [The silver sword plant only grows at above feet elevation and is only found on the island of Maui. It lives for 50 years, blooms only once in this spectacular display, then dies.