shrubs for dry part shade fence row
I give up! in the past five years I've attempted a narrow perennial bed with iris, daylily, and aster against a chain link fence shaded by my neighbors dense row of barely hanging on pines, spruces, hemlocks etc. In the summer they have a southern exposure but there are still blocks of heavy shade and excedingly dry areas. I have watered appropriately but I gotta read the signals the perennials are giving me-few flowers and slow growth.
So my plan is to move them and put in a row of shrubs that have a chance to survive this setting. Of course I would like to do this economically. The length of the bed is about 50 ft and the width can come out from under the canopy a bit. The native soil tends to be sandy and acid. Ideally I love a tapestry effect but I'm a realist will entertain any and all suggestions. Help!