HEY................Who you callin black-eyed??? LOL
I love Hostas and Grasses - textures are everything! They have come out with sun-loving Hostas - no burn. Have you checked out heuchera (coral bells)...They now come in amazing colors and are sun tolerant. Plus they are evergreen!
I basically have one kind of equipment - whatever is in the back of my HHR!
The Garden Nanny