A classic hosta, June, complements a garden ornament. With it are the shiny little, ground hugging leaves of European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum,and the arching stems of variegated Solomon's seal (Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'.
Put spiky plants next to mounding plants. Marry big-leaved plants with small-leaved ones. Combine contrasting colors that brighten each other. Accent your plantings with pots, globes, colored bottles, sculpture—
Hostas are one of the most popular and versatile perennial plants you can have in your shade garden. As foliage plants, they offer an unmatched range of patterns, colors, and sizes and their leaves. Here are some tips for buying and growing hostas.
A delightful view from deck thanks to a wonderful collection of colorful hostas. While some gardeners think hostas are boring, you can create brilliant plantings like this by pairing varieties with different leaf colors, sizes, and variegation patterns.
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Lovely Shade Garden - ferns, tiarella, heuchera, hostas, japanese maple...