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Large white planter as focal point

A white pot is a natural choice to brighten a shade garden, especially if you plant a white-variegated plant in front of it, as in the lovely Birrell Garden in Seattle.

Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Alchemilla mollis ‘Select’ "Lady's Mantle": for the shade garden , this is one tough-as-nails, clay-tolerant cookie, Lovely dense mounds of velvety apple green scalloped leaves that make just about the easiest, most reliable edger for shade.

Small water feature with Nymphaea - Water lilies in stone urn in The Burgbad Sanctuary garden with shade loving plants, Epimedium, Acorus gramineus Ogon, Eucomis, Heuchera and Ferns - RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2008

Small Water Feature with Nymphaea - Water Lilies in Stone Urn in Burgbad Sanctuary garden with shade loving plants, Epimedium, Acorus gramineus Ogon, Eucomis, Heuchera & Ferns - RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2008

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

Showy Shade Gardens

Verigated  Solomon's seal for shade.   Reports I have seen said DEEP SHADE

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year Perennial Plant of the Year™ has chosen one of my personal favorites this year: Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ - more commonly known as Variegated Solomon’s Seal.

NOTE MULTIPLE IDEAS FOR GREEN ON GREEN AND GREAT USE OF GRASSES AND ROCKS  Portland Oregon Garden

Shade garden, photo by Kate McMillan, taken in Darcy Daniels' garden, Portland Oregon Garden Tour

Boxwood and Hosta...great texture changes.   below hosta, american ginger great plant semi shade or shade

A great shade or part shade combo for Missouri: wild ginger, hosta gold standard and boxwood.

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