Informal garden with rock edging to define bed - I like the use of Alyssum to create a nice lacy contrast to the rock border - For shade gardens, use Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Blue Star Creeper, or Candytuft instead of Alyssum which loves full sun!
Blue fescue Botanical name: Festuca glauca Requirements: Well-drained soil and full sun.Bird benefits: Seeds feed them; foliage provides nesting material Gardener benefits: Mound-forming, semievergreen plants have striking blue-green foliage, making them valuable accent plants. Drought-tolerant plants are a good choice for low-water landscapes. Zones: 4-8 Size: 6-18 inches tall; 12-24 inches wide
Large green leaves with chartreuse margins adorn the Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta, which is a sport of August Moon Hosta. Great for shady borders as well as container plants. Hosta are easy to grow and add a burst of color to shady spots! Thsi variety is more sun tolerant than a lot of other Hosta varieties.