Entry update for a modern cottage, for Hitomi.

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Creating a more natural, welcoming look for a cottage entry in dappled shade. The colors here intend to compliment the dark red house and the golden Euonymus (if you keep some of it). Ornamental grasses are an optional accent.

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Redvein Enkianthus (E. campanulatus), a deciduous, upright Rhododendron relative for part shade, sporting red-veined hanging bells in April, and wonderful fall foliage. Grows 6-8' H x 4-6' W. Moist, well-drained soil.

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Osmanthus delavayi. Dark green, fine, evergreen foliage with pure white, fragrant flowers in spring. Grows 5-7' tall, easily pruned smaller or to shape.

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Alternative to Osmanthus: Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) is a native evergreen with beautiful foliage and edible fruit. New growth is bronze and the berries are blue to black. Upright, arching habit with small, pink flowers. Can be hedged. Grows up to 6’ H.

Alternative to Osmanthus: Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) is a native evergreen with beautiful foliage and edible fruit. New growth is bronze and the berries are blue to black. Upright, arching habit with small, pink flowers. Can be hedged. Grows up to 6’ H.

Morning Light Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light') is a lovely, compact clump growing to 6' tall, displaying pinkish flower heads into fall.

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Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' is an evergreen mounding fountain of lime green leaves that turn to gold. Weeps gracefully over a slope. Does best in part shade/shade. 20” H x W.

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' is an evergreen mounding fountain of lime green leaves that turn to gold. Weeps gracefully over a slope. Does best in part shade/shade. 20” H x W.

Helleborus are evergreen winter-bloomers, one of the few plants that flower during cold weather.  Most hellebores grow to 1' H x 2' W.

Helleborus are evergreen winter-bloomers, one of the few plants that flower during cold weather. Most hellebores grow to 1' H x 2' W.

Korean Rock Fern (Polystichum tsus-simense) has compact clumps of glossy evergreen fronds on elegant black stems. New growth emerges with purplish tones. Grows 12-18" H x 12" W.

Korean Rock Fern

Excellent small scale fern for the south. Produces lush dark green foliage in a dense mounding habit. Spreads vigorously over time to form a large, dense mass. Plant under shade trees and large shrubs to cover exposed soil. Use on north facing foundation planting and in traditional shaded border composition. Small enough to work well with smaller woodland perennials. Compact size is well suited to containers. Herbaceous fern. Shade or part shade. Fast growing to 12 inches tall, 12 inches…

Northern Maidenhair Fern - Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum

Without a doubt, the widespread Adiantum pedatum (Canada south to Florida) is one of our most elegant North American native ferns. The horizontal horseshoe-like wreath of foliage rests atop 18-24" tall, wiry black stems. Northern maidenhair fern thrives in moist, rich soil, but also grows well in all but the driest of woodland garden sites. The light, airy, fine texture of Adiantum pedatum fronds serves as a perfect backdrop for hostas and other bold foliage plants. In early April, this…

Geum ‘Mai Tai’ summer-blooming perennial grows to 16-18" tall. Geums come in many warm, bright colors.

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Heuchera 'Green Spice' - This selection has broad, green leaves with a silvery overlay, darker green edges, and purplish-red veining. 18-24" x 18-24"

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Heucherella 'Brass Lantern' Beautiful evergreen perennial grows to 18-24" tall, with striking foliage and wispy white flowers in late spring. One of many orange-toned heucherellas.

Heucherella 'Brass Lantern' Beautiful evergreen perennial grows to 18-24" tall, with striking foliage and wispy white flowers in late spring. One of many orange-toned heucherellas.

Vancouveria hexandra - White Insideout Flower. Thriving groundcover in deep shade. Beautiful, North American version of an Epimedium

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Mukdenia rossii ‘Crimson Fans’ is a beautiful perennial for part shade. Grows 12" H x 24" W. Astilbe-like flowers emerge in spring before the foliage. Maple-like leaves turn bright red in summer. Wow!

Mukdenia rossii ‘Crimson Fans’ is a beautiful perennial for part shade. Grows 12" H x 24" W. Astilbe-like flowers emerge in spring before the foliage. Maple-like leaves turn bright red in summer. Wow!

Brunnera "Jack Frost" - brightens up the shady areas with bright blue flowers in early spring and silver-variegated foliage.

One of my favorite shade garden perennials, Brunnera "Jack Frost" - brightens up shady areas with almost neon bright blue flowers and amazing white foliage.

One of my favorite shade garden perennials, Brunnera