you cant see the pics really clear(and the pics are outdated with the actual garden now), but in my shade garden i have hostas, tradescantia (alos called spiderwort), a couple of yews, a few liriope and some dif colors of astible. they do great things with color and texture.
the butterflies and bees are all very thick. the bees scare some people but i work in my gardens at least weekly and have never even been chased yet alone stung.
all is fair in love and grass!
Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!