Helleborus/ Christmas Rose: Colorful for shade plants. Bloom in winter, early Spring. Frost-resistant and evergreen. The most popular hellebores for garden use are undoubtedly H. orientalis and its colourful hybrids (H.
Alchemilla mollis ‘Select’ "Lady's Mantle": for the shade garden , this is one tough-as-nails, clay-tolerant cookie, Lovely dense mounds of velvety apple green scalloped leaves that make just about the easiest, most reliable edger for shade.
Lush look and Ethan Skyler's Bainbridge Island garden is filled with green, but uses very little turf grass. Click ahead to see how they did it with a grassy path, layered plantings, and colorful accents.