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 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.
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."