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Japanese forestgrass is a wonderful grass for plants that grow in shade. It offers a lovely waterfall-like habit and variegated varieties have gold, yellow or white foliage. In fall, the leaves of these shade plants usually pick up beautiful reddish tones. It grows best in Zones 5-9 & grows a foot tall. 'Aureola' bears bright yellow leaves with dark green edges; 'All Gold' has even brighter golden foliage. Plant it w: Add zing to a shady corner by planting Japanese forestgrass w a golden…

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

SHADE Top Picks: 'Aureola' bears bright yellow leaves with dark green edges; 'All Gold' has even brighter golden foliage. Plant it with: Add zing to a shady corner by planting Japanese forestgrass with a bold, golden hosta.

Agave attenuata...soft, lush growth and no spines, but it is frost tender.

Agave attenuata – Foxtail Agave

Plant idea for entryway planter box to the left of front door.

Acacia cognata Love the look of this native Australian plant. wonder if it would work around a pool area?

Using Architectural Plants in the Garden • Great info and Tips!

Using Architectural Plants in the Garden

Elephant ears from Longfield Gardens planted as a back drop to caladium creates a stunning layered garden that withstands the heat of summer. what to grow under elephant ears

Acacia cognata 'Limelight' - weeping acacia would be good for Japanese style gardens

Acacia cognata 'Limelight' - weeping acacia, can be used as a short edge, can take part shade, beautiful and soft foliage

Silver Sheen Pittosporum (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen')

Pittosporum: Current Screening The 2 Minute Gardener: Photo - Silver Sheen Pittosporum (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen')

Creeping fig vine...i want my back walls in my backyard covered in vines like this

Maybe some creeping fig ivy growing up the wall, too, especially if the paint color of the wall contrasts awesomely w/ this green.

Acacia Cognata 'Cousin Itt': (A. subporosa) River wattle. Pendulous branches with glossy lime-green foliage form the soft, graceful habit of this 25’ tree. Pale yellow flowers are produced in late winter. Well-drained soils are recommended but plants will tolerate heavier soils. Requires occasional summer water for best results.

Acacia Cognata 'Cousin Itt': (A. Pendulous branches with glossy lime-green foliage form the soft, graceful habit.

pittosporum silver sheen | This fast growing shrub is perfect for screening 10' to 12' in height.

The 2 Minute Gardener: Photo - Silver Sheen Pittosporum (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen')

Variegated Sweet Flag Grass (perennial):  Planted in West Garden

Gardening Under Redwoods: Dealing With Dry Shade, Acidic Soil, and Root Competition

Variegated Sweet Flag Grass (perennial): 4 in the Annual box/ 9 as border in the back rock garden.

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