Vashon Island, WA: Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') lights up a shadel garden featuring pieris, hellebores and hostas in Froggsong Garden in summer. We love this Hakonechloa for lighting up dry shade.
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
Hillside Black Beauty Cimicifuga racemosa Bugbane Plant - for shade, blooms in late summer into fall, eventually grows to 5 to 6 feet tall, feet wide. Lovely purple-black foliage and wand-like blooms that seem to float above the plant.
The dry streambed of river rocks that seems to flow from one lawn-pond to the other in the upper, contemplative area of this small suburban backyard east of Seattle. Design by Sander Groves landscapes, Inc.