Dear Peatapansy, I am sorry to keep you waiting for a reply. Hectic here at A Way to Garden! I wonder if your deep burgundy flower is Trillium, the wake robin. Like the "Tri-" in the Latin name suggests, look for three leaflets. If there is a clump of these you can increase it by digging and dividing the little underground bulb-like structures after bloom. I had two plants when I came to this property 20 years ago…now I have dozens and dozens. You can definitely move some to your shade garden, yes. They are great–they rise up and flower in early spring, then disappear back underground so they make a great companion to later shade plants. As for the other…don’t know. Need more details…what do they look like? Margaret
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.