We have less shade in our yard than we used to.
We and the neighbors have had to remove at least 7 mature oaks trees which creates a much brighter space.
Nevertheless our perennial shade plants still do very well.
In addition to variegated hostas we also have both blue-green and spring-green giant-leafed varieties.
Near the substantial hostas are white astilbes which have a more wispy aspect.
In the pink border on the west side and in a small island on the east side grows pink Joe Pye Weed.
Near the Joe Pie Weed is a stand of yucca. I love all these plants because they are basically self-grooming and return each year to fill in the shaded areas of the yard.
Do you have a favorite shade plant?