Iris unknown yellow variety (iris) This iris was here when I moved to the house. Ive divided and moved it to many different areas around the yard. It seems to do well in a variety of exposures from sun to shade. The flowers are yellow with a maroon fall. Each plants blooms last about 2 weeks. With the different exposures in the garden it is bloom for about 6 weeks, starting at a warm, sunny spot by my back door and continuing around the deck to the shady south east corner.

In this little plant grouping, there are two Hostas and two Astilbes. The Astilbe in the upper left corner is fern-like, while the one in the lower half of the picture is so dense, it is almost moss-like…Three Dogs in a Garden: A Bird-Friendly Shade Garden

Hakonechloa macra Aureola: an ornamental grass that thrives in shade. The lime-and-white variegated foliage of Japanese forest grass cascades beautifully at the edge of a flower bed in the darkest corners of your garden. Added bonus — the foliage turns shades of pink in the fall. Zones 5-9.