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.
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.