Annabelle hydrangea Hakone Japanese Forest Grass in a Toronto shade garden by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
japanese forest grass | ... proportioned vignette featuring a rodgersia and japanese forest grass
)Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') - zones 6-10 contrasts well with silver foliage:
Another pic of the Aspidistra that would be a cool possibility for the front yard flower bed.
Boxwood and Hosta...great texture changes. below hosta, american ginger great plant semi shade or shade
Updating an Historic Garden
The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle - See more at: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.k2NmrGMu.dpuf