Hostas are great for planting under trees where grass will not grow. by roslyn

Hosta-Easiest way to make an impressive shade garden. Go pick different varieties of hosta from your local garden center. If they don't have you are at the wrong place. Arrange in the shade with tall in the back & correct spacing. Watch them grow.

Multicolored coleus -- shade-friendly, for when we finally do the backyard bed

Multicolored coleus -- shade-friendly, for when we finally do the backyard bed. ~I love coleus, so bright and lively :)

INCITE gardening: Garden Inspiration @ Dave Lesch This is a good idea - Shade Gardening

INCITE gardening: Garden Inspiration @ Dave Lesch This is a good idea - Shade Gardening (front yard tree)

Shade planting, Hostas surrounded by creeping jenny - Shade Gardening

Creeping Jenny only blooms yellow for a short period of time. Its still a good looking green ground cover, fast growing, and resilient. Shade planting, Hostas surrounded by creeping jenny

One of my favorite shade plants, but can also be grown in sun. Japanese Forest grass

Golden Japanese Forest Grass - I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.

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