Ferns have long been used next to Hostas, because their fine foliage contrast with the broad, smooth leaves of the Hostas… Instant interest.

Showy Shade Gardens

and state: How to add IMPACT to your Gardens Vary texture, color, leaf size.

Image of Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich Fern : Planted, established and naturalizing the yard, 8 years and counting : Sun/Shade : height - spread : Fiddle-heads are edible in moderation

Ostrich Ferns - Longfield Gardens

How to Use Ferns in Your Garden or Landscape

A brilliant ostrich fern which grows in shady, damp areas, and looks especially good planted with alliums.

Matteuccia struthiopteris

I didn't think I wanted fern but I like this with the alliums. " A brilliant ostrich fern which grows in shady, damp areas, and looks especially good planted with alliums.

shade garden with hosta, heuchera, fern, and more... by jjacksonstoner

shade garden with hosta, heuchera, fern, and more.idea, shaded bed near waterbutt

Lady Fern- Truly durable and versatile it grows well in shady locations but is also one of the most sun tolerant fern and some say it even thrives in the sun! #DreamSpringGarden

Lady Fern- durable and versatile. It grows well in shady locations but is also one of the most sun tolerant ferns.

Astilbes.  Gorgeous in shade garden.  Complement with hosta, bleeding hearts, primrose, lenten roses, and other shade loving plants.

Color in shade garden: Astilbes. Gorgeous in shade garden. Complement with hosta, bleeding hearts, primrose, lenten roses, and other shade loving plants.

Garden path, Bide-A-Wee Cottage Garden, Northumberland, UK

Garden path, Bide-A-Wee Cottage Garden, Northumberland, UK / curved pathway / ferns / bridge / - idea for my side garden

shade garden with hosta, fern, lady's mantle, boxwood, wild ginger and more...: More

For under our front yard Cedar forest - shade garden with hosta, fern, lady's mantle, boxwood, wild ginger and more.

Stumpery, maybe some lanturns with candles on them??

Plant ferns around log cutting area so they cushion the impacts of flying logs rather than flowers

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Country cottage garden tour

Find design inspiration from our garden tour of a gorgeous country cottage garden in Sussex. Steal ideas from the layout, flower arrangements and garden furniture included in our garden tour.

Hostas and ferns are best friends in a shady border; you can even plant bulbs among them for spring and fall blooms!

Hostas and ferns are best friends in a shady border; you can even plant bulbs among them for spring and fall blooms! ///// put this on the west side of the side yard.

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