One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.

One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' - is a great evergreen perennial with grass like leaves.  It may be too much for the path, given the garden size, and distract from the main parts.

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' - is a great evergreen perennial with grass like leaves. It may be too much for the path, given the garden size, and distract from the main parts.

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass

Margaret Roach’s Upstate New York Garden

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

Shade-Loving Container Plants

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

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