loft & cottage: unique plants for a shade garden--from left to right: bergenia hellebore chinese ground orchid heuchera epimedium dead nettle solomon's seal trillium lady's slipper bunchberry checkered lily pulmonaria
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.
Use Flowering Shrubs to pack your shady spots with color, texture, and height. Here, a variety of azaleas and rhododendrons provide a big spring punch, and their evergreen foliage keeps the garden looking good in winter.