At my house, I have a small shady area, which I have been piecing together for a few years. I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but it has always been sort of a dump for perennials that I don’t know where else to plant, but no longer. This year I have resolved to design an organized shade garden.
I have never been a great fan of hostas; however after a visit to see a hosta collection owned by a Master Gardener friend and his wife, I discovered just how beautiful hostas can be. The combination of different colors and textures is a site to behold. One I am going to try is a combination of varieties like Kabitan, a small leafed light green and yellow combination, backed by Hosta Blue Moon with its large blue-green leaves.
A small collection of coral bells resides in my present shade garden. The different leaf colors contrast nicely. However, because of the deep shade, they haven’t been blooming quite as they should. Such varieties as Heuchera Amber