Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.
Mixing patterns in a garden can be beautiful. Here the striped pattern of the Japanese Hakone Grass contrasts beautifully with the dainty flowers of Lady's Mantel and a rounded leaf shape of Siebold Sedum. Linda Broughman via Three dogs in a garden
buy enuf of these to face down the goatsbeards to the left of the juniper on a stick and run on a diagonal line to the new cone shaped arborvitae. THEN decide which groundcover to use, I love the irish moss, but the aguga above is looking pretty good too
Hakonechloa macra Aureola flows towards and around the base of a Japanese Pine, to the left is one of the best of Heucheras, H. Silver Scrolls, the pink beyond a Japanese Anemone, A.x hybrida Party Dress. designed by Adrian Bloom