I seriously can't imagine a garden without a shady nook some where. In that nook I really can't imagine not having just "A" fern, but "as many as you can cram in" number of ferns, (let them duke it out amongst themselves for personal space?) .. I have a variety of Japanese Painted ferns .. Korean Rock ferns from this past Spring's buying spree .. I think a few mystery ferns made their way in too .. but it is all good !