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."
Planting under trees can be beautiful and varied. Hostas, goat's beard, coral... Birch Skirt http://www.flowersinthefrontyard.ca 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.
Turn old newspaper into seedling pots. They can be planted directly into the ground as the paper will eventually biodegrade. You can form them by wrapping the paper around a jam jar or similar, or there are 'devices' that can be bought to make the pots.