More ideas from Dee
Use old eaves troughs, sink them into the ground for edgings and fill with your choice of material...

River rock drainage beside lower patio Haynie Residents - contemporary - landscape - san luis obispo - Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture

allium through ferns - gorgeous.  I hate to see when the "stalks" die on these and the ferns would hide the yellow.  Although, I did not know you could grow these in the shade.....let's ask @Lisa Phillips-Barton Elifritz our resident master gardener!

allium through ferns - gorgeous. I hate to see when the "stalks" die on these and the ferns would hide the yellow. Although, I did not know you could grow these in the shade.let's ask Phillips-Barton Elifritz our resident master gardener!

Gravel paths that don't wash away.

Gravel Paths that don't run away. Smart idea to purchase these "drawer dividers" at the dollar store and at yard sales. May just try this for garden paths.when I have a garden and paths to get to it!

Planters

I like the grass in the these planters-Greenscape Design Vanilla Grass Exterior Steel Planters with Cedar Topiaries in Zinc Pots 2

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Great shade garden composition & even some great hardy plants in there . all green combination . great example of levels, and plant shape and form being soooo important.