zuzu said:That's a beautiful landscape to use as a basis for your own.
Even though you've answered your own question, you should know that the nursery has used the wrong genus and species name for your plant. Pratia no longer exists as a genus. The Pratia species have been reclassified as species of Lobelia. Pratia puberula is now a synonym for Lobelia benthamii, but I think your plant (Kelsey Blue) actually used to be classified as Pratia pedunculata, which is now a synonym for Lobelia pedunculata. I can't see the name Garden of Aaron is using because your link doesn't work for me.
If you're looking for other plants that thrive in the shade, especially dry shade, you might want to consider Epimediums.
dyzzypyxxy said:Mm, just thinking moss in an area that big would really take forever to 'cover'.
dyzzypyxxy said:Keep in mind that you 'miss' a growing season if you don't get things started. eg. you could start some small clumps of different kinds of groundcover in the back corners to see how well they establish and how you like them. Some things may work well, where others don't work at all.
Some perennials and groundcovers do well started in fall, though, but it depends upon how the weather is through the winter if they will develop nice big roots and jump up big and lusty in spring or not.
Don't know about your area, but in Utah where I've planted two gardens for my daughter, we saved a ton of money buying perennials in October when the nurseries will deeply discount things to reduce their inventory. Places like HD and Lowe's will completely clear out their nursery stock, so keep an eye out for that next fall, too. You can really score on evergreens, perennials, shrubs and small trees.
Danita said:I wonder if something like a stone and Dwarf Mondo Grass (or moss, or other small ground cover) path would suit the area and needs. You could flank it with short, non-walkable plants to get the lush green look, but still have a walkable space.
This is the kind of look that I had in mind: