How long can she keep this up?
Oh, I could do this for a while.
Today I feature ground combos. I have been working on my perennial gardens since Charlie was born, and as any gardener knows you have successes along with failures. Plants that look great in the greenhouse, but don't survive in the spot you picked for them. Plants that don't come back, after several successful seasons. Plants that grow taller, or wider, or smaller, than you had planned.
Plants that self seed and take over (another post, for another day...).
You have to be willing to adapt and change, or else just let the chips fall where they may. And enjoy the successes, even when you don't plan for them. My garden's main job is to surprise, and delight.
Who says there is nothing to grow in the shade besides hosta?