Woodland Phlox, Blue Moon. Here's one of my hosta gardens. It's on the side of my home, and my home office looks out on it. The tree is a 125 year old hedge apple tree.I love sitting here in the spring and summer, but fall can be a little dangerous. The hedge drops giant grapefruit size balls every fall.
The royal purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ' Royal Purple') gets its name from the tiny flowers that appear in spring and early summer, giving the impression of a cloud of smoke. Description from I searched for this on
Red Stonecrop (Sedum Spurium 'Schorbuser Blut') is a very attractive border plant that does not mind the shade and can be used as ground cover under trees and shrubs forming an expansive red carpet. Its star-shaped red flowers stand out from its beautiful dark green, slightly red leaves. Flowers absolutely anywhere. Another advantage of these plants is that they suppress the growth of weeds.