Hostas are a topnotch groundcover for shady areas. Plant them on a tough-to-mow hillside to create a lovely, carefree garden bed. If you have a steep slope that water runs down so quickly the soil can't absorb moisture, try breaking up the hill with rock
Variegated hostas offer visual relief from the mostly deep green tones of the landscape. The expansive garden relies on large swaths of just a few densely spaced plants. Golden foliage is a perfect focal point for shade and fool the eye in appearing to be
Shade Garden: Add a Water Feature. Install a stream or other water feature to give your garden extra sensory appeal with the sound of trickling water. A simple fountain and recirculating pump are all it takes to make garden magic.