Fireworks Variegated Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setacum rubrum Fireworks). This variety does not become invasive, as is sterile.

ANNUAL in MO Fireworks Variegated Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setacum rubrum Fireworks). This variety does not become invasive, as is sterile.

Great underplanting recipe.

Good shady plant selection-I like the idea of whitish mulch to light up the dark area and set off plant forms.

You don't need flowers to add colour & texture to your garden - gorgeous red foliage

Red cordyline You don't need flowers to add colour & texture to your garden - gorgeous red foliage

Veronicastrum virginicum album. A couple of clumps of this at the back of the border would be dramatic. There is also a purple one….

Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum, zones 3 to Wildlife loved - this plant has spiky white flowers that butterflies, moths and bees adore.Makes a perfect rain garden addition.

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Here's   how to plant your own

How to sow an annual meadow quickly and easily

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Wild flowers growing by a roadside in Birmingham, UK

How to Create a Level Lawn : Page 02 : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

How to Create a Level Lawn

How to Create a Level Lawn : Page 02 : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television HGTV - repair dips

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - This small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.

A fantastic combination - Black mondo grass with silver foliage Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Hakonechloa macra...japanese forest grass,  so beautiful, looks like a green waterfall, great for softening corners and nooks in a shady garden

japanese forest grass, so beautiful, looks like a green waterfall, great for softening corners and nooks in a shady garden

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