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Hosta Bed. This would be perfect around my tree in the backyard that is in the shade and is either very wet or very dry. It's hard to figure out what, aside from hostas and trees thrives back there.....sigh...

Planting under trees can be beautiful and varied. Hostas, goat's beard, coral... Birch Skirt Planting under trees can be beautiful and varied. Hostas, goat's beard, coral bells, ferns, forest grass, ladies mantel, solomon's seal, bell flower, sweet woodruff, juniper, and hydrangea.

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A Garden in the Shade

This homeowner has mixed different colored heuchera and hostas in a way that I haven t quite seen before. Though there isn't that much in flower, it is still colorful.

This Old Housefrom This Old House

Grow a Lush Shade Garden With Hostas


Midwest Livingfrom Midwest Living

20 Secrets to Landscape Success

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.- lovely layers of shade plants & simple path

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12 great foliage border plants

12 great foliage plants for shady areas - go through slide show to find out what will grow where, there are subs suggested

shade ideas for yards | The color scheme flows into the front yard too. Since the house sits ...

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Liriope muscari Variegata

Liriope for shade gardens

Better Homes & Gardensfrom Better Homes & Gardens

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Lime Ruffles Heuchera. Zone 5. Shade plant. Lime foliage can add excellent curb appeal to your garden!

Midwest Livingfrom Midwest Living

Best Plants Under Big Trees

Best Plants Under Big Trees: most of my yard is shady, this could be very helpful.

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Beauty and Hardiness Grow in the Shade

More amazing! Heuchera mixed with ferns. The fact that heuchera is an evergreen is just so appealing for year round color!

Better Homes & Gardensfrom Better Homes & Gardens

Design Lessons from a Minnesota Shade Garden

Hostas are a topnotch groundcover for shady areas. Plant them on a tough-to-mow hillside to create a lovely, carefree garden bed. If you have a steep slope that water runs down so quickly the soil can't absorb moisture, try breaking up the hill with rocks or other barriers. It will slow the flow of water.

Jumbo Waterwise Garden from High Country Gardens... the garden collection are *3 plants each* of: , Salvia, Achillea, Nepeta, Coreopsis, *4 plants* of Centranthus, and *2 plants* of Artemisia. Note that this garden will perform best in morning sun/pm shade in hot desert climates."