Hosta is a fantastic “under planting” herbacious perennial given their love of shade. (Here you see it blending beautifully with Astilbe in Maiden Hair white.) Hostas in large numbers are beautiful, especially since they come in such varieties of colors; shades of chartreuse and variegation. And, they bloom airy spires that dance with the breeze. One of my favorite things to design into a garden…pruning woody ornamentals that have been there a long while, cleaning the brush from underneath and then planting Hostas in all varieties beneath them. You can create this forest in any back yard this way.