I decided that hostas would be perfect for the spot. Their dramatic leaves provide months of interest, especially as the clump grows in size, easy care and reasonable price make them a good investment. An interesting medium-size blue hosta with wedge-shaped leaves (‘Flemish Sky’) would be a perfect foil for a smaller creamy yellow and blue-green hosta (‘August Frost’). The vigorous chartreuse creeping jenny would keep the spot bright and help make the hostas colors pop.
Take a look at the before and after photos and let me know what you think. The hostas are from Sebright Gardens, a specialty nursery just north of Salem.
Hover over the image to see the after photo.