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. Japanese Forest grass is so pretty.
Sedum sarmentosum - Spreads rapidly, almost invasive. Good for extremely poor soils. Idea for planting along ditch. Stringy stonecrop, Sedum sarmentosum, is probably the fastest-growing sedum around -- at least in the cold-hardy species.
traditional landscape by Glenna Partridge Garden Design The combination of hostas, ferns and grasses in this photo provides layers of texture that create visual interest, even though there are no blooms. This would work beside your patio.
Astilbe refined grace for perennial borders shade garden along with Hostas and Ferns Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season, colored from green to bronze rich moist soil and partial shade blooms early summer