Sophisticated Vignette Brings Light to a Shady Spot in Summer

This sophisticated, elegant and downright awesome vignette is composed of three garden-worthy plants that are easy to find in your local nursery and easy to grow in your garden. All they ask for is protection from the hot afternoon sun and an even supply of moisture to perform at the top of their game. Maintenance is straight forward as well: the hydrangea can be cut back in spring and it's not overly finicky as it blooms on new wood. The hosta and grass can be cut down after killing frost as soon as they're no longer pleasing to you. 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Water Needs: Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Formal, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Romantic Cool Colors, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants
Focus: Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium


Vanessa Nagel, Seasons Design Vancouver WA

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