I think the side yard is about at peak bloom right now with over two dozen kinds of flowers. Right now it is not really shady because the trees have not leafed out. Most of the woodlands plants bloom in early spring and then it is all pretty much done, thus the impatiens and the various foliage colors that carry on the rest of the year, along with hydrangea and a few others.
The northern most shadiest area, with the more delicate plants.
The southern most edge, where the plants transition to sun.
From the center, looking south toward the sunnier end.