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.
In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.
Hebe buxifolia A very pretty and easy to grow small evergreen flowering shrub, with masses of white flowers appearing in late winter. Ideal border and hedge plant. Prefers a full sun to part shade position in well drained soil. Drought tolerant and fro
Making the most of small space; this is a great design to bring nature into every city corner. Designed and built by Belderbos Landscapes I like the planters with dwarf boxwood. COuld use against the front of house or on either patio.