Before: an unplanned hodgepodge and a lot of weeds. Also known as "the desolation."
After: a mulch desert with plant islands! I have to remember everything will double or triple in size!
Coral bells "Marmalade." Aren't the colors awesome?
Hakone grass: A beautiful lime green ornamental grass that prefers shade!
Coral bells again: "Palace purple."
Autumn fern: The new growth comes in orange. I thought that was so interesting.
And what shade garden is complete without hostas? Giant hostas are actually the centerpieces in the two side pockets and a variety of them create repetition throughout the garden.