Hosta-Easiest way to make an impressive shade garden. Go pick different varieties of hosta from your local garden center. If they don't have you are at the wrong place. Arrange in the shade with tall in the back & correct spacing. Watch them grow.
Shown: When a lawn runs right up to the base of a tree, mowers and string trimmers can damage the trunk. Ringing the tree with shade-tolerant hostas safeguards the bark and creates a focal point in the yard
traditional landscape by Glenna Partridge Garden Design The combination of hostas, ferns and grasses in this photo provides layers of texture that create visual interest, even though there are no blooms. This would work beside your patio.
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.